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2018 GEAR UP Professional of the Year Award - Application

Nominee Information

The GEAR UP Professional of the Year is someone who is committed to the GEAR UP movement and the goal of ensuring that college access and success is available to all students. Through their work with GEAR UP, this person exudes the passion and perseverance to assist low-income students in their quest to attain a postsecondary education. We encourage you to think of the heroes within your grant who work hard every day for students, including but not limited to: directors, evaluators, coordinators, grant managers, family engagement facilitators, communications specialists, or college advisors.
In this application, you will have the opportunity to write about your nominee and upload supplemental materials (e.g., videos, photos, article clippings, or letter of recommendations, social media campaigns), which are required. Consider going “above and beyond” in your nomination to make the candidate stand out. 
  • The employee must be paid by the GEAR UP grant.
  • The employee’s work is above and beyond their job description to advance the GEAR UP movement and objectives of the GEAR UP grant. 
  • The employee has demonstrated excellence at work with his/her GEAR UP team, as well as with any work with students and/or the community. 
  • The nomination must be signed by the GEAR UP Director.
  • All Award Nominations are due on May 10, 2018.
1. Contact Information *This question is required.Please include nominee contact information here.
This question requires a valid email address.
2. Years of experience working directly with a GEAR UP program: *This question is required.
3. GEAR UP Grant: *This question is required.
State or Partnership Grant:
4. Gender: *This question is required.
5. Ethnicity and Race: *This question is required.