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“GEAR UP has helped me in so many ways. It's given me opportunities to visit colleges, keeps me on track for graduating high school and they've helped me learn about scholarships”
~ Joe T., GEAR UP Student, Roy High School
"I have found GEAR UP has been very helpful for me. It's helped me go on college tours, I've had help with scholarships... Also, I've had help paying for my ACT's and that's an important step for me to be able to go to college. GEAR UP works!"
~ Hayley V., GEAR UP Student, Layton High School
"GEAR UP is such a great program that helped me realize what college was right for me. The staff helped me gain confidence in learning skills to be successful in college."
~ Juliana A., GEAR UP Student, Weber State University
"I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for [my daughter] and me. We couldn't have made it this far without you. And thank you so much for helping her get an added tuition waiver. You are an angel."
~ GEAR UP Parent, Davis School District
"[GEAR UP] is so good to help these students get their affairs in order, to be ready to go to college. I really do admire...all the good that you do!”
~ High School Staff, Weber School District
“To me, GEAR UP and everything that you guys do is so important because you’re preparing tomorrow’s leaders. You’re preparing tomorrow’s writers. You’re preparing tomorrow’s executives, lawyers, and doctors.”
~ Nick Cannon; Film, television, and radio personality
WSU Davis Campus
2750 N. University Park Blvd.
Layton, Utah 84041-0152
Campus Mail Code: 0152
Building D2 Suite 308
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- In 2016-17, GEAR UP seniors in Davis & Weber school districts received over $1 million in scholarships
- More than 95% of students & parents who participated in WSU GEAR UP last year, said that tutoring in Math and English, academic & college advising, college tours, and workshops through GEAR UP were helpful/effective.
- Utah’s Statewide GEAR UP program has helped thousands of students from low-income families in over 50 Utah junior high and high schools, succeed academically and go to college.
- GEAR UP began in 1998 and last year alone, served over 640,000 students nationwide in 48 states
- Students who enroll in GEAR UP are more than 30% more likely than non-GEAR UP students to enroll in higher education immediately after high school