GEAR UP Your Future

We all need a direction sometimes but don't know where to find the map. Welcome to the map.

This website was started by Michigan Tech's Center for Educational Outreach to house resources and opportunities available to GEAR UP students in the Copper Country counties of Houghton and Keweenaw in Michigan's far north. While these resources and information are available to all they are geared towards the needs of students in these regions.

MI GEAR UP is a federally funded program from the United States Department of Education designed to increase the number of economically-disadvantaged students who are prepared to enter postsecondary education. MI GEAR UP partners with Michigan's 15 public universities and valuable external community partners to provide early intervention services and a scholarship component. MI GEAR UP serves a cohort of students, beginning in the seventh grade and follows them through the first two years of college. 

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA, Finanical Aid Packages and Scholarships

Finding Your School

Find Universities, Colleges and Trade Schools that meet your needs.

Career Exploration Resources

Explore Careers and Opportunities to find the right fit for you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to take a gap year? Just looking for something to help your resume?

Taking Pre-College Tests

All about the SAT, ACT and placement tests such as IB and AP credits.

Summer Opportunities

Local and national opportunities for summer employment and learning.

What's News!

Read our monthly newsletter about new resources and opportunities for GEAR UP students.