Gear Up Scholarship

  1. Resident of Wisconsin determined by State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)
  2. Undergraduate
  3. Enrolled at least half-time
  4. Must be continuously enrolled
  5. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Amounts and selection process

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program (WEOP) and DPI select eligible students and determine the amount of each student's grant.

Application process

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  2. Additional information on criteria and the application process can be found here.

Receiving of a 21st Century Scholar Certificate means that you are eligible for a GEAR UP Scholarship. It is not a guarantee that it will be added on your financial aid award.

Renewal process

Work directly with WEOP to meet renewal requirements and maintain continuous enrollment. Funds are available at the time the application is complete. GEAR UP can be received for a maximum of 10 terms.