Pennsylvania State Gear Up
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Making the
decision to go to college starts with
a dream, develops into a goal, and evolves into a plan.

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has received its third GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant from the United States Department of Education!

PA State GEAR UP-3 is designed to assist underserved school districts with making students' dreams of attending college become a reality. The program ensures that students and their families have access to the resources needed to graduate from high school and succeed at a post-secondary institution.

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education