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GEAR UP Central Wyoming College

  • GEAR UP Central Wyoming College
  • 2660 Peck Ave.
  • Riverton, WY 82501
  • Tami Shultz
  • CWC GEAR UP WY Grant Manager
  • (307) 855-2033

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 seventh grade through college freshman, income-eligible students each year. The goal of GEAR UP Wyoming is to provide academic support to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Free services are provided to students and parents by GEAR UP staff located at all Wyoming community colleges.Services include:

  • Academic Suppport/Tutoring
  • Student/Parent Workshops
  • Career/College Preparation
  • ACT Preparations
  • Support Services for first year college students in Wyoming
  • College Visits
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • College/Scholarship Application Assistance

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 667
  • Middle School: 667
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 667
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%