From 1999 through 2012, Fairmont State was proud to participate in a program designed to GEAR UP middle and high school students and their families for higher education.
GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
Through federal grants, a total of $52 million over 12 years, Fairmont State served up to 56 schools in 14 West Virginia counties.
GEAR UP was designed to:
As part of the partnership grant students had access to resources and programs to help them succeed beyond graduation. They included:
Parents and families were also given opportunities, at no cost, to help foster their child’s success beyond high school. Those opportunities included:
Further questions regarding Fairmont State’s GEAR UP program can be directed to: