NEW YORK – Governor Cathy Hochul announced Thursday that New York State has received a $28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its seventh year of competitive scholarship programs. Gaining Early Awareness and Preparation for Undergraduate ProgramsTo enhance college and career readiness for the state’s more than 6,200 low-income students.
Program Get ready Will help New York students attending high-poverty middle and high schools prepare for and succeed in college.
“My administration is committed to expanding equitable access to higher education for all New York students,” said Governor Hochul. “By providing resources to students from low-income homes, we are removing barriers to post-secondary education and ensuring that all New Yorkers have the tools they need to thrive. Setting up for them will help them be the most competitive.” benefiting our state, nation and beyond.”
Starting in 7th grade through their first year of college, students will have access to supportive services including tutoring and homework assistance, academic advising, mentoring, college and career counseling, financial education, college tours and career academies. successful in college. NYGEAR UP also provides parent/guardian services and professional development to teachers, counselors and administrators.
This is the fourth consecutive GEAR UP award received by New York State and one of only two GEAR UP states funded through 2022 by the US Department of Education. The NYGEAR UP program will be administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation in partnership with the State University of New York, the City University of New York, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the New York State Department of Labor, and various others. Other consortia of state agencies.
Eligible schools and nonprofits that apply and are selected to receive the award will be notified in January. To learn more about the NYGEAR UP program, visit https://gearup.ny.gov/.