WV GEAR UP is a federally funded, six-year program aimed at Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. GEAR UP provides rigorous educational services to help students plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. The program serves seventeen schools within ten counties.
The program stresses the importance of earning a two or four-year degree after high school, and provides students with resources to help them obtain those degrees. Eleventh and 12th grade students can participate in college tours, college entrance exam and financial aid workshops, and earn $200 or more for college expenses.
Glenville State College is proud to be one of three partner colleges involved in the WV GEAR UP program. Our activities are too numerous to list, but they include mentoring, tutoring, ACT/SAT test preparation, educational field trips, cultural events, financial aid workshops, and more.