Council on Postsecondary Education
700 STUDENTS, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS TO ATTEND GEAR UP COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS INSTITUTE
An estimated 700 students, parents and teachers will participate in GEAR UP Kentucky’s 2011 Institute for a College-Going Culture: Drive the Dream in downtown Louisville on Monday, Feb. 28 beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing through Tuesday evening.
The institute will provide a wide variety of informational sessions ranging from ACT preparation for students to college readiness resources for parents.
A major highlight of the institute will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 560 high school juniors from across the state who meet the academic requirements. The scholarship ceremony will get under way Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott in downtown Louisville.
The scholarships are presented in collaboration with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
GEAR UP Kentucky, part of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, is a federal college access program working with schools, colleges, businesses, community, and non-profit organizations to provide early intervention services for students and school staff to create a college-going culture.
For more information, visit GEAR UP Kentucky’s Wiki at http://gearupallianceinstitute2011.pbworks.com/w/page/34953358/FrontPage.
Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system is improving the economic vitality of the Commonwealth and the lives of Kentuckians. By raising educational attainment, Kentucky will attract higher wage and knowledge-based business and industry. The overall quality of life for Kentuckians will also improve with higher incomes and levels of employment, better health, less obesity, more volunteerism, and lower crime and public assistance rates.