The Iowa College Student Aid Commission has been awarded a second GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Grant totaling $22 million, beginning in fall 2014. This seven year project will support a cohort of about 6,300 students beginning in the 7th grade and will follow them as they progress through school. The program is a long-term partnership between Iowa College Aid, 12 partner school districts and nearly 40 partnering institutions of higher education and community-based organizations.

The students and their parents will receive a variety of services aimed at preparing them academically, financially and inspirationally to enroll and succeed in college. Upon enrollment in a college, GEAR UP Iowa students will receive a modest scholarship for up to four years.

GEAR UP Iowa Goals

GEAR UP Iowa Districts

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Clinton
  • Columbus
  • Davenport
  • Denison
  • Des Moines
  • Fort Dodge
  • Marshalltown
  • Ottumwa
  • Perry
  • Sioux City
  • Storm Lake

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on April 26, 2015 at 3:08am.