Follow-up on Educational Trust Award Students in College

Fall 2008 | | January 19, 2009 at 11:53 am

California GEAR UP provides 288 Educational Trust Awards to middle school students at current GEAR UP schools throughout California each year. GEAR UP does not find out where these students are until they have entered into a post-secondary organization and have claimed their award. Staff recognized that enrollment in college provides an opportunity to learn more about the students that have received an Educational Trust Award.

This summer, 753 surveys were sent to Educational Trust Awardees who had completed their first year in a post-secondary institution. GEAR UP is learning about their progress, specifically what institution they enrolled in, what their intended major is, future career plans, and how receiving an Educational Trust Award from California GEAR UP in middle school made it possible to continue to pursue their educational dreams.

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