Students who participate in the GEAR UP program may be eligible for a scholarship or grant to help pay for college. Scholarship and grant recipients will be selected based on a variety of factors including financial need, participation in GEAR UP activities, and academic performance.
The GEAR UP Virginia Scholarship is a competitive college financial aid program available to eligible GEAR UP students who demonstrate high financial need.
The GEAR UP Virginia Achievement Grant is a competitive college financial aid program available to eligible GEAR UP students who do not qualify to receive the GEAR UP Virginia Scholarship.
GEAR UP Virginia award applications will be available at GEAR UP high schools and online during students’ senior year in high school. To apply, GEAR UP students must submit an application along with required documents no later than the determined deadline. The required documents will be specified in the application packet.
To apply, click here.
If you have questions about the Scholarship or Achievement Grant, please contact the Scholarship Administrator.