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GEAR UP Program

What is GEAR UP?

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.

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Current GEAR UP Programming

Look Forward to GBC Campus STEM Workshops!

GBC campus visits and STEM Workshops led by expert instructors. Contact your local Student Parent Involvement Facilitator (SPIF) or GBC GEAR UP Ambassador for more information!


  • 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

Alex Porter
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2299

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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