Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness to Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

UNC Asheville is proud to join Appalachian State University as a higher education partner on its GEAR UP grant. GEAR UP is a federally-funded early college awareness and readiness program. The initiative seeks to increase the percentage of students from participating districts who will go on to some form of higher education after high school.  

Through GEAR UP, UNC Asheville provides services to the students, their families and school staff in Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Clay, Graham, Madison, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

For more information about the national GEAR UP program or this specific grant, please see the U.S. Department of Education’s website or Appalachian State’s GEAR UP site.”

For more information, contact Eric Klein, UNC Asheville’s GEAR UP Coordinator