GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

What you need to know about the GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship.

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GEAR UP Iowa students will receive a scholarship to help them succeed on their path to college. Here’s what you need to know...

As a GEAR UP Iowa student, you have access to countless services and activities that will help you prepare for college. One of these services is the GEAR UP Iowa scholarship, for use toward your postsecondary education, after graduation from high school in 2020. All students identified as GEAR UP Iowa participants are eligible to receive the scholarship. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen in order to receive the scholarship or any other federal financial aid.

You will receive at least the same amount as the minimum Pell Grant which is usually around $600 per year for up to four years. In order to receive the scholarship, you need to be enrolled at a community college or university and take out the first disbursement of the scholarship prior to age 22.

Economic limitations can prevent students from pursuing postsecondary education. The GEAR UP Iowa scholarships will help overcome some of the financial barriers many students and families face. It is important to do well in school, participate in extracurricular activities and take advantage of all GEAR UP Iowa services.

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