The New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance is a community-based initiative that helps under-represented students prepare for and succeed in college. We engage a broad coalition of colleges and universities, schools, businesses, and volunteers to develop students’ academic and life skills.
The New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance is a partnership between the New Hampshire College & University Council and Campus Compact for New Hampshire. These organizations administer two GEAR UP grants, GEAR UP New Hampshire and GEAR UP Manchester.
New Hampshire students
middle and high schools
college and university partners
million dollars in student scholarships
What’s New at GEAR UP
Lily Johnson–current student, future naturopathic doctor
Lily Johnson is a student at Franklin High School who recently won our National Trivia Day...
Youth Leadership Summit
The New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance is going to NCCEP's Youth Leadership Summit! This year the...
The Monthly Bulletin is out!
Check out the April bulletin to learn about the importance of touring college campuses!
Essential Resources for
Students & Families
Preparing for College
Academic support, test preparation, middle and high school resources
Paying for College
Scholarships and financial aid, including New Hampshire-specific aid
Exploring Careers & Military
Skill development, career planning, technical education, military service
GEAR UP Is Magic
Thank you for the time and resources I have gotten over the years! College has always been a dream of mine and with all of your help I can confidently say I am ready for the next step in my life!”
Since GEAR UP came into our school it has had a really big impact on me! GEAR UP helped me realize that helping my friends, helping my community, and working on my grades helps me become more infused in my community in a positive way!”
This program is empowering for me as a teacher in revitalizing my strengths. The support is incredible. I knew GEAR UP was good before coming into this program, but you all are really good.”
If I could make one change to the summer program I wouldn’t, because every day is awesome!”
The Gear Up for Success summer program was a very memorable time for my son. The field trips were educational and fun; they really gave my son an opportunity to know what he would like to do in the future about his career and education. Thank you!”
I am excited that this program introduces college to students so young. It is great that you have them think about what they want to do with their adult lives and how to begin to achieve that. Knowing that a scholarship is waiting for them will give them something to work toward. As a parent, it is nice to know that college tuition will be a little easier because of your program.”