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Department of Education grant aims to improve college readiness


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Preparing for college can be particularly difficult for low-income students, but new national education initiatives hope to provide the tools and strategies to take these individuals to the next level of their education. The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it has dedicated $75 million to Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).

The goal of GEAR UP is to sustain community partnerships and provide support services for students at middle and high schools, exposing them to mentoring opportunities, tutoring, scholarship awareness and financial assistance. Since the program's inception in 1998, GEAR UP has awarded six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide college readiness services and scholarships to low-income students. Currently, 420,000 students across the country participate in the program. The latest $75 million in funding should only expand that number.

"College prep programs like GEAR UP can make all the difference in whether many young people from disadvantaged families can pursue a higher education," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. "These grants will help provide the mentoring, resources and financial aid that will offer thousands of students the additional support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education."

The application process for states, schools, colleges and other organizations is currently underway for awards to be distributed in September.

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