Gear Up Iowa Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,200
Awards Available: 100

The GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship provides awards to students who are part of the GEAR UP Iowa state-wide cohort. GEAR UP Iowa Scholarships are sent directly to the college/university that the student is attending and can be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, and personal/living expenses while in college.

Eligibility Criteria

To receive GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship funds, each student must:

A) Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma (HiSET/GED), or home school diploma

B) Be a GEAR UP Iowa Program participant, as certified by GEAR UP Iowa staff at Iowa College Aid

C) Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

D) Be under the age of 22 upon first receipt of GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship funds

E) Enroll in at least 3 semester hours (or trimester or quarter equivalent) in a Title IV eligible undergraduate program of study at a Title IV college/university in Iowa or out-of-state

F) Complete the FAFSA annually to apply for funding

G) Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policies of their college/university to receive the GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship in subsequent years

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