MSU's GEAR UP program is dedicated to providing support and services to first-year students from Montana's GEAR UP schools.

Map of Montana's GEAR UP high schools

Map of Montana High Schools participating in the GEAR UP program

What is GEAR UP?

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a grant-funded program from the U.S. Department of Education which aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

GEAR UP MSU serves students from the following schools in Montana:

  1. Arlee Public Schools
  2. Box Elder Public Schools
  3. Browning High School
  4. Hardin High School
  5. Harlem Public Schools
  6. Hays Lodge Pole Public Schools
  7. Heart Butte Public Schools
  8. Lame Deer Public Schools
  9. Libby Public Schools
  10. Lodge Grass Public Schools
  11. Pryor Public Schools
  12. Rocky Boy Public Schools
  13. St. Ignatius Public Schools:  St. Ignatius GEAR UP website 
  14. St. Regis Public Schools
  15. Superior Public Schools
  16. Thompson Falls Public Schools: Thompson Falls Public Schools website 
  17. Troy Public Schools

Montana GEAR UP is managed by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Helena.