RISE UP/GEAR UP

Summer Checklists for Seniors

Congratulations, Seniors! Now that you have graduated from high school, you are ready to kick back and enjoy your summer before you start college.  However, you still have things to do to get ready for college. Set up your Online Account, also known as your Student Portal, and check your college email often.  You may need

Financial aid tips on Twitter and Facebook

Financial aid tips and hints can be found on UW GEAR UP Facebook and Twitter pages. Seniors: Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to be sure to get scholarship information, FAFSA and WASFA news and college application deadlines. Juniors: Tips for preparing for college during your final two years of high school are

Washington is America’s top state for business

Washington leads the league in America’s Top States for Business ranking in 2017. The economy grew 3.7% in 2016, nearly two and a half times the national rate. The state boasts the nation’s largest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers, and follows California in the most patents filed last year. The home

Where top tech employees went to school

If you want to land a job at a place like Facebook or Google, you may want to consider going to school out West. The University of Washington was the most common college found on tech employees’ resumes, with Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California also in the

Take a Pokémon Go-style tour of UW’s future computer science building

Seattleites impatient to see what the University of Washington’s new $110 million computer science building will look like can get a high-tech preview, thanks to Marc Kinsman of Mortenson Construction. He has developed an app that allows users to see the planned building through their smartphones, much like the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go.

MCE August 3-4

GEAR UP Juniors! Mastering College Essentials (MCE) will be offered this summer on August 3-4 in Yakima.  Deadline for applications is this Friday, June 16.  Sessions on Financial Aid, Scholarships, College Applications, Personal Essays and a College Fair are among the topics available to assist you in preparing for everything you need to do during your

Financial Aid Award Letters

Seniors – If you have questions about your Award Letter, ask your GEAR UP Site Coordinator or Counselor for help.  If you have not yet received an Award Letter from the college you selected, contact the college Financial Aid office.

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