GEAR UP Hawai‘i

GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that serves low-income middle and high school students in public schools across 44 states.

GEAR UP Hawaii, the statewide grant under Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, serves over 20,000 public school students in grades 7 to 12 through the first year in college across the State of Hawaii each year.

Each year GEAR UP awards up to $85,000 to eligible students statewide. 1 Priority awards are given to students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) program.

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For more information about GEAR UP, please contact

Lesli Yogi
Business and Community Outreach Specialist
1-866-808-4327 (GEAR)