GEAR UP Archives

We help students and families prepare for college through preparation and planning resources, readiness tools and scholarship opportunities.


The U.S. Department of Education awarded Oklahoma its first multi-year GEAR UP grant totaling $20.5 million in Aug. 1999. The grant was supplemented with a one-year extension of $4.4 million in 2004. The state received another multi-year grant totaling $20.6 million in Aug. 2005.
The grants were matched by more than $47 million from state and partner resources. The successful administration of the previous grants was a huge plus in the selection process for a third grant award. With the addition of the 2011 award, Oklahoma’s GEAR UP program will ultimately receive more than $80.4 million in federal funds by 2018 to help students better prepare for college.

Past News Releases

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GEAR UP Phase I Releases, 1999-2005

GEAR UP Phase II Release 2005-2012