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GEAR UP Program

What is GEAR UP?

Logo graphic.GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded grant that is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Current GEAR UP Programming

GEAR UP Dual Credit Scholarship

Get your GBC education jump started with the GEAR UP Dual Credit Scholarship! Apply now for the GEAR UP Dual Credit Scholarship. Scholarship applications from Dual Credit High School students are due by October 13, 2017. Don't let the time slip away, apply now!

Also keep in mind, we are still accepting student scholarship essays for professional review, have your essay proofed by our scholarship committee and improve your chances in earning that scholarship! Remember, we need your name, the essay question, qualifying details/restrictions, and your essay so we can give you appropriate feedback! Send your packet through your SPIF to


  • Increase the number of students of low-income families who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
  • Increase GEAR UP students’ and families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.
  • Recruit and enroll GEAR UP students in post-secondary education.
  • Create a college-going culture that provides all students with the tools necessary to apply for and success in postsecondary education and their careers.

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For More Information Contact

Cassandra Stahlke
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2180

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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