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GEARUP Pathways

If you have questions regarding your status, please contact Jamie Jones at 406-444-0350.

The Scholarship

The Montana GEAR UP Pathways Scholarship is currently worth up to a total of $23,100 ($5,775 disbursed annually, directly to the student’s institution of higher education). The scholarship may be used to cover the student’s cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books/materials, room, meal plans, etc...) at any U.S. accredited college or university that awards an associate degree or higher.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for the Montana GEAR UP Pathways Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Earned the Montana GEAR UP Achievement Grant during the 2014-15 school year while a junior at a 2005 grant GEAR UP high school.
  • Be currently enrolled in a 2005 grant Montana GEAR UP school as a senior.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be on track to complete the MUS college preparatory curriculum upon graduation from high school as evidenced by your 7th semester high school transcript
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be Pell Grant eligible as evidenced by your Student Aid Report (SAR). *
  • Students must also have Unmet Need each year (as calculated by your campus).
  • Be a current Montana resident under the age of 20 as of April 30, 2015.
*If your SAR is incomplete, incorrect or may change for any reason, please apply by the deadline with the documentation you have. Final eligibility will be determined prior to funds being sent to your campus.

Accepting applications starting December, 2016