Grant Overview

Name of Grant

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Acronym For Grant


Amount of Funding

26.9 Million Statewide

matching requirement of 26.9 million

Length of Funding

6 Years

Beginning and End Dates

09/26/2011 through 09/25/2017

Source of Funding

U.S. Department of Education

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Districts Served

Green County, Hart County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County

Numbers of schools served

5 K-8 Schools, 3 Middle Schools

4 High Schools

Number of students served

1750 students in 3 cohorts in South Central Region

Number of teachers participating (if applicable)


Grade Levels served


Project Personnel

Yvonne Lovell, Director

Bruce Brooks, Director of Operations

Dawn Offutt, Senior Associate for Direct Student Services

Mike Hughes, Regional Program Manager

Project Evaluator

Dr. Mark Wiljanen

Contact Information

Mike Hughes Email: Green River Regional Educational Cooperative 230 Technology Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 Phone: 270 - 563 - 2113 Fax: 270 - 563 - 2208

GEAR UP - Major Grant Components

Major Grant Components
  • Carnegie Learning Math including Cognitive Tutor
  • Professional Learning Communities (Math, Vertical, other)
  • Mentoring Program
  • Peer and Adult Tutoring Programs
  • Early Intervention Assistance
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Credit
  • EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT Preparation
  • College and Career Advisement/Counseling
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Individual Learning Plan
  • Student Ambassador Program
  • College Campus Tours/Visitations
  • Summer Remediation Programs
  • Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators
  • Parent/Family Nights
  • Parent College Nights (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority)
  • College and Career Fairs
  • College Summer Camp
  • Advisory Council to Promote a College Going Cultures
  • College Admission Counselor Presentations
  • Drop Out Prevention Programs
  • Job Shadowing
  • Promoting 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Affiliations with Business/Industry/Agency/Partner

- Major Sources of Research

- Additional Resources