New York State has been awarded a seven-year GEAR UP grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) has been designated as New York’s lead administering agency for the 2014-2021 GEAR UP award, administering $22.4 million in grants.
(HESC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide services to students and parents through the New York Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (NYGEAR UP). The program is for students in grades 7th- 12th grade.
Services will include tutoring, mentoring, counseling, college tours, and a non-cognitive skills curriculum. Professional development opportunities will also be provided to teachers, and parents will be engaged through participation in workshops concerning postsecondary education and training options and the college-going process.