Michigan GEAR UP
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (MI GEAR UP) is a federal grant program aimed at preparing low-income students for success in post-secondary education.
Michigan GEAR UP is the largest college access program in the state, and one of the largest in the nation.
Our mission and 40+ year history of partnering with universities and organizations to provide students with high-quality STEM programming, makes MI GEAR UP as a partner a natural fit.
We develop educational modules and workshops tailored to meet the needs of MI GEAR UP students; adding to the pool of resources that the 11,000-strong cohort may access.
How it Works
Michigan GEAR UP partners with 15 public universities, as well as with community organizations like DAPCEP, to provide early intervention services to a cohort of 11,000 students from eligible high schools.
This cohort of 11,000 students began the program as 7th graders during the 2011-2012 school year. These students will attend their first year of post-secondary education, signifying the completion of the 7-year grant cycle.