Dismiss notification

Louisiana GEAR UP

  • Louisiana GEAR UP
  • 600 North Fifth Street
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Dianna Frank
  • Program Coordinator
  • 225-219-0960

Program Description

A federally funded national initiative, LA GEAR UP (Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, which gives grants to states or institutions of higher learning to create partnerships with high-poverty middle or high schools.

In partnership with 12 Louisiana parishes, LA GEAR UP aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%