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Student and Parent Survey 2018-2019

Student & Parent Survey 2018-2019

In order for GEAR UP to be successful, it is important to get feedback from students and parents affected by the program. If you or your child have participated in the USU STARS! GEAR UP program during the previous school year, please take the time to fill out the appropriate survey.

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USU STARS! GEAR UP Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The USU STARS! spring newsletter is here! GEAR UP scholars achieved some incredible things as they finished out the school year, and you can learn all about it in this latest GEAR UP newsletter.

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Take the FAFSA

Take the FAFSA Early

Did you know that the FAFSA opens for the 2019-2020 school year on October 1st, 2018? If you're planning to attend college during the 2019-2020 school year, don't delay in filling out the FAFSA. The earlier you are able to complete it, the better.

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Upcoming Events


UCTM Conference 2018

UCTM 2018

Utah math teachers can improve their teaching strategies by attending this year's UCTM Conference. The conference will be held in Draper on Oct 12 - 13. In addition, GEAR UP teachers can attend a professional development training presented by Texas Instruments and get the cost of the conference covered by GEAR UP. Click through to learn more.

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National GEAR UP Week

GEAR UP Week 2018

National GEAR UP Week is coming! Watch for events in your local area during the week of September 23rd - September 29th where you can celebrate the successes of GEAR UP and spread the word about the positive impact it has on helping students get ready for college.

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College Campus Visits

Campus Visits

One of the best ways to see if a college or university is a good fit for you is to visit the campus and take a tour. Students can do this with parents or as part of a school group. Find out more about how you can visit a college campus, or setup a visit for your students, by clicking the button below.

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Resources


CollegeBoard

This resource allows students to have a direct connection with universities and colleges. Create an account here and you will be able to send institutions of higher education ACT/SAT test scores, transcripts, and other documents. You can also make a college plan and search for colleges, scholarships, and majors.

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COLLEGEBOARD
CollegeBoard

Step Up to Higher Education

Here are 10 easy steps you can do to help your child prepare for college that includes saving tips, exploring degrees, and attending parent events.

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10 STEPS
Step Up Ready

Federal Student Aid

Financial aid is often critical when it comes to attending college. This resource will help you gain an understanding of the financial aid options available to you; click through to learn everything you need to know about the process for receiving federal student aid.

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FEDERAL AID
Federal Student Aid

National PTA

Joining PTA gives you the opportunity to help empower families and communities to advocate education for all students. See how you can get involved today!

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NATIONAL PTA
National PTA

My529

My529 is an educational savings plan. The more you are able to save now, the easier it will be to pay for an education later. Learn about how My529 can help you start saving for the future.

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My529
My529 Educational Savings Plans

Career One Stop

It's never too early to begin thinking about what you want to do for a career. Exploring careers will help you learn what you enjoy, and ultimately determine what you study in college.

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CAREERS
Career One Stop - Exploring and researching careers
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Scholarships


Fastweb Scholarship Database

Fastweb Scholarship Database

One of the leading online scholarship databases. Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

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Idealist Internships

Find Internships with Idealist

Idealist will help you find an internship near you. Filter by area, keywords, and the type of organization you're interested in

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Minority Based Scholarships

Unigo: Minority Based Scholarships

Here you can find many great scholarships specifically for various minority groups.

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

AFS awards $3 million annually to help students see the world.

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Contact Us


Cohort One Director: Mary Ann Parlin

maryann.parlin@usu.edu

435.797.0393

Cohort Two Director: Jim Dorward

jim.dorward@usu.edu

435.797.1471

Cohort Three Director: Kristin Brubaker

kristin.brubaker@usu.edu

435.797.0132

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