All good things must come to an end and the current GEAR UP Grant will be ending July 22, 2019.  All GEAR UP student services programs will end at this time. Thank you for your support of and participation in the GEAR UP Program. 

Since 2012, MCC has partnered with East Hartford Public Schools to implement this program in Connecticut. GEAR UP is the largest college and career readiness program in the nation. More information about the national program can be found on the GEAR UP website

GEAR UP MCC students are encouraged to use the broad array of student services resources available to them on campus.

The Federal GEAR UP Scholarship will continue to be available after the grants’ end.  Qualified GEAR UP students who were part of this program will continue to be eligible to receive this scholarship.  This scholarship may be used at colleges and universities that accept Federal Financial Aid.

The annual amount of the Federal GEAR UP Scholarship for full-time students in the 2019-2020 school year will be $3,500.  Eligible part-time students may receive a pro-rated amount. In order to receive this and other financial aid, you must be in good standing and eligible with the Financial Aid Office and with the college.

If you have questions or need assistance with your scholarship, please  contact: 

Dr. Joanna White
Former GEAR UP Director
Assistant Professor of Human and Social Services