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Texas GEAR UP State Grant

Texas GEAR UP spearheads a wide variety of statewide initiatives to enhance postsecondary awareness and readiness for traditionally underserved students in grades 6-12. All GEAR UP grants provide services to students, schools, and families designed to increase college attendance and success. This is accomplished through outreach, rigorous coursework, mentoring, tutoring, college access, and college-financing education. Every GEAR UP grant operates through partnerships with public and private entities in order to best coordinate and leverage the wealth of resources available to students within state and local communities.

The Texas GEAR UP state grant also:

  • Provides free college-success education resources for secondary students throughout the state
  • Disseminates best practices related to college access and success with state educators
  • Supports eligible entities in applying for a GEAR UP grant
  • Convenes all Texas GEAR UP grants through conferences, trainings, and workgroups to build resources and professional skills that will help us to increase college-going rates across the state

The Texas GEAR UP state grant is awarded to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees the project's two strands: statewide college-readiness resources and initiatives within specific districts.


State Grant Partners

The Texas GEAR UP state grant is supported by a dedicated group of partners who share a common passion for the project's mission of enabling and inspiring student success.

  • IPSI
  • AMS Pictures
  • College Board
  • Texas STEM Centers
  • TG