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GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

The GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship provides awards of up to $2,600 per year to students who are part of the 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, and personal/living expenses while in college. Learn More

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What's Your RAI Score?

As of the fall of 2009, students from Iowa high schools who plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, or College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa must have a Regent Admission Index score of at least 245 and take the minimum number of required high school courses to qualify for automatic admission. Students who achieve a score less than 245 will be considered for admission on an individual basis. For more information and to calculate your unofficial Regent Admission Index score, visit the Board of Regents website located at http://www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/index.html

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Funded by a $16.8 million Federal grant, GEAR UP Iowa (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is charged with significantly increasing the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Read more...

April 2014 GEAR UP Iowa Newsletter Published
The April 2014 GEAR UP Iowa Newsletter is now available. As your senior year comes to an end, pick up some GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship pointers as well as tips for the summer and advice on choosing the right college for you. View Newsletter

2014 Real World Design Challenge State-Level Competition Winner
Davenport West wins Real World Design Challenge state-level competition for 3rd year in a row. Read More

Keokuk High School Students Visit Job Corps in Ottumwa
Keokuk High School Students Visit Job Corps in Ottumwa

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GEAR UP Iowa Calendar
View the GEAR UP Iowa calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events such as financial aid nights, parent nights, College Goal Sunday and more! These events are provided to help your transition into college as seamless as possible. Don't miss out on the great informational events in your area!