College Just Ahead
  • Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal program designed to provide early intervention services and programs to students in middle school and high school.  The mission our GEAR UP program is to increase students’ aspirations toward high school and beyond and to create experiences that give students access to traditional/non-traditional postsecondary options.  It is our vision that every GEAR UP student has access to, attends, and graduates from a postsecondary institution receiving a certificate, degree, or specialized training and are thriving individuals in their respective communities. We currently serve a cohort of over 3,000 students in 7 high schools across Duval County and follow them through the completion of their first year of college.

    Your gift to the GEAR UP BELIEF Scholarship Campaign provides hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost.  Join our movement to guide and produce tomorrow’s great leaders by committing your support to the GEAR UP BELIEF scholarship.  Your donation will be used for the purpose of providing scholarships to students in the graduating class of 2023 attending our seven GEAR UP high schools. Gifts will be applied to the GEAR UP BELIEF Scholarship Trust.

    Please join us in giving students the best opportunity at success.

    Giving Options:

    • You may mail or hand deliver your contribution to our office at:

      Duval County Public Schools

      c/o Michelle Begley, Chief Financial Officer

      1701 Prudential Drive

      Jacksonville, FL  32207

      Memo:  DCPS – GEAR UP Class of 2023 Scholarship Donation

    • Hand deliver your donation Mon-Fri 8-5pm 1701 Prudential Drive

    DCPS GEAR UP thanks you for your generous contribution!

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