Get 2 College, A Program of the Woodward Hines Education Foundation
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GEAR UP Grants

GEAR UP is funded through the US Department of Education and aims to increase the number of low-income students who are getting to and through college.

GEAR UP Mississippi

In partnership with Mississippi State University, Get2College provides direct service to high school counselors, teachers, students, and parents in McComb, Meridian, and Greenville school districts. In order to cultivate a college-going culture, Get2College provides ongoing professional development to school counselors and teachers. For students, Get2College provides students with hands-on FAFSA completion assistance and free ACT prep. Get2College also hosts in-school events that encourage postsecondary education.


The MS Delta GEAR UP partnership grant is a collaboration between the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, the Foundation for the Mid-South, Casey Family Programs, local school districts, and Delta State University. Delta Gear UP will support 2,700 students in the following eight school districts: Achievement, Leland, Western Line, North Bolivar, Sunflower, Hollandale, Greenwood-Leflore, and Greenville.

GEAR UP Mississippi Contact Information

For more information about GEAR UP Mississippi, contact:

Brandi Lyndall, Director of GEAR UP Outreach

Danny Thompson, Assistant Director of GEAR UP Outreach