MI Student Aid
Gaining Early Awareness and 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. Michigan GEAR UP (MI GEAR UP) targets low-income students by providing them with support services to increase their opportunity to succeed in postsecondary education.
Only nominated MI GEAR UP participants will be eligible to be considered for a scholarship.
Nominated students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The first institution listed on the FAFSA will be considered the priority school. Students are responsible for notifying MI Student Aid of a change in their college choice. This can be done through the MiSSG Student Portal or by calling 1-888-447-2687.
Eligible students must submit the FAFSA before the Federal deadline.
Selected nominees may receive a scholarship for up to four academic years to be completed within four years from the date of award.
The scholarship expires at the end of Academic Year 2020-21 (Summer 2021).
Michigan community college, public university, or degree-granting non-profit independent college.
The maximum award amount a student may receive is $2,000 per academic year (beginning 2019-20). The lifetime maximum award is $6,000.
Higher Education Amendment of 1998 Public Law 105-244.
MI Student Aid, 1-888-447-2687, firstname.lastname@example.org.