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GEAR UP Scholarship

The GEAR UP Virginia (GUV) Scholarship is available to eligible GUV participants from the 2014-21 cohort. The scholarship will help students pay for their college expenses. Review the information below to learn more about the scholarship. 

February 2020: Scholarship application process begins for 2020 graduates. Stay tuned for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive a GUV scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a GUV participant (must have a signed release form on file at SCHEV)
  • Have earned a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Be enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate degree program or high-quality certification program at an eligible institution of higher education (in Virginia or out-of-state). 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for Federal Student Aid
  • Be less than 22 years old at he time of award and disbursement

Scholarship Amounts and Payment Options

Option 1: For students who enroll by Fall 2021
  • Receive up to $5,000 for one academic year (up to $2,500 per semester or $1,667 per quarter based on full-year, full-time enrollment).
  • You may choose to use this scholarship for one academic year (2020-21 or 2021-22). Payments cannot be split between academic years.
  • Amount depends on enrollment level; award amount will be reduced for students enrolled less than full-time.
Option 2: For students who enroll after Fall 2021 (or do not choose Option 1)
  • Receive a one-time award of up to $2,000 (but no less than $600) for one term of your choice. 
  • Amount depends on enrollment level; award amount will be reduced for students enrolled less than full-time.
Click here for chart with scholarship payment amounts broken down by enrollment level

Application Process

The application process for the GUV Scholarship will begin in February 2020 through school coordinators. Stay tuned for more information.

Early graduates should contact us for an application via email at GUVscholarship@schev.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Scholarship

Have more questions?
Email us at
GUVscholarship@schev.edu


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GUV 2019 Scholarship Book


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