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You can go to college!

GEAR UP activities around the state may vary, but all services are designed to do two things: help you graduate and go on to some form of education after high school. People with degrees frequently have higher job satisfaction and earn significantly more than adults without one.

Student Opportunities

Ways to get involved
Student Leadership Academy
Sophomores and Juniors! Looking to challenge yourself and stand out from the crowd? Empower your student story with life changing experiences and opportunities through the Montana GEAR UP Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). Find out more!

Student Success Resources

  1. College Application Week
  2. FAFSA Completion Campaign
  3. Decision Day
  4. GEAR UP can pay for college orientation travel and fees. Ask your liaison!

Student Highlight

Meet other GEAR UP students excelling at school and life!
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GEAR UP has helped me a lot. We went on a college visit to the University of Montana and that’s where I first got to tour. Our GEAR UP Coordinator has also been very helpful for me when applying to colleges. I got a lot of help with things like the ACT, Scholarships, and the FAFSA.
Cruz Sunchild
Rocky Boy High School, University of Montana First Year Services student