GEAR UP Wyoming - The path to possibleWelcome to GEAR UP at EWC!

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 seventh through twelfth grade, income-eligible students each year.

The GEAR UP goal of increasing the number of eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education is accomplished by:

  • Providing academic support, college preparation, and family services through our GEAR UP offices located in each of the seven community colleges in Wyoming.
  • Providing educator training and school improvement initiatives through a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education.

Mission Statement

To have a marked impact on preparing students to pursue and excel in post-secondary education through partnering with schools, communities, students and parents.

To apply for the EWC GEAR UP Institutional Scholarship: 

  1. Complete the EWC Admissions application.
  2. Receive an email with an EWC username and password in order to access your MyEWC account.
  3. Log onto your MyEWC account, click the Scholarship App button.
  4. Complete your application, indicating YES that you are a GEAR UP student.
  5. EWC’s Financial Aid Office will inform the EWC GEAR UP Program Director, Amy Haas , of your intentions.