Meet These GEAR UP MSU Students
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Lodge Grass, MT
Major: Agricultural Education
"While in high school I was involved in student council, the ski club, and 4-H. I enjoyed college visits with GEAR UP and benefitted from the one-on one help I received from my high school GEAR UP Coordinator.
I was inspired to attend college because I see it as an incredible opportunity to pursue educational goals, find a career path, and make lifelong connections."
Seth Still Smoking
"I was inspired by my parents who are also MSU alumni to attend college. I grew up in an environment that influenced me to seek out higher education. I became involved with GEAR UP while in high school and found it helpful in getting me set up and ensuring that my transition to college was smooth."
"I was inspired to attend college because of the excellent AFROTC program here at MSU. Prior to arriving at MSU, GEAR UP at Libby High School provided me with the ability to tour various colleges and helped prepare me for college life, applying for scholarships, and generally being very helpful on my road to higher education."
Box Elder, MT
"I was inspired to attend college by my parents, each of whom are first generation college graduates. As a GEAR UP student in high school, my GEAR UP advisor helped me to apply for scholarships and attend GEAR UP events as I prepared for college."
Caroline Spotted Eagle
"I was inspired to attend college by my father John, who always reminded me to put education first and sacrificed so my siblings and I could thrive and shine. Prior to attending MSU, I participated in GEAR UP since I was a sophomore in high school, and was a member of the varsity cheer squad."
Major: University Studies
"I was inspired to attend college by my desire to find a good job and to follow through on my determination to earn a college degree like I said I would. In high school, GEAR UP helped me visit colleges and prepare for application season."