GEAR UP Kentucky

GEAR UP Scholar Families

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What is a GEAR UP Scholar?

GEAR UP Kentucky high school seniors will become GEAR UP Scholar Path Students once they declare their intention to participate in postsecondary education after they graduate from high school. (Postsecondary education refers to any education completed after high school, whether it be a certificate program or a 2-year or 4-year college or university.)

If they attend one of GEAR UP Kentucky's nine partner postsecondary institutions after high school, they will become GEAR UP Scholars. (These partner institutions are: Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University,  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Gateway Community & Technical College, Kentucky State University, Maysville Community & Technical College, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky.)

As GEAR UP Scholars, they will receive services from GEAR UP Kentucky that will help them sucessfully transition to and through their first year of college. GEAR UP Kentucky services will be provided through their college's designated GEAR UP Kentucky Postsecondary Transition Coordinator (PTC).

If you are a parent/guardian of a GEAR UP Scholar, PTCs will also provide services to you, including sending relevant and timely information via text messaging. 

GEAR UP Kentucky PTCs

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Tony Bartley
Meet Tony!

Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Eastern Kentucky University

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Channing Lawson
Meet Channing!

Gateway Community & Technical College
Northern Kentucky University
University of Louisville

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Randall Hampton
Meet Randall!
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Kentucky State University

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Amy Tobin
Meet Amy!
Maysville Community & Technical College
Morehead State University
Family Transition Guide

Transition to College Guide for GEAR UP Scholar Families

Click on the above image to view the Transition to College Guide for GEAR UP Scholar Families, which provides month-by-month task lists (April-August) you may use to help your student identify what needs to be completed in preparation for college. It also includes information about campus
resources and supports for college students.