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Louisiana GEAR UP

  • 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 16 school districts, 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

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%