Nevada GEAR UP Digest 
September 2020 

September 23, 2020


Happy September, everyone! We hope the start to your 2020-2021 school year has been a blast. 


In this month's Digest, we are excited to announce several upcoming events, welcome new staff, and highlight important goals we have created for assisting GEAR UP students with their college applications and FAFSA completion. 


Feel free to read about our new GEAR UP Specialists, virtual kick-offs, and plans for National GEAR UP Week below. Have a great rest of your month! 

Welcome New Staff! covid

This month, we are happy to introduce several new staff members! Please visit our website to view their full bios. 

Amanda Annan: GEAR UP Research Administrator 
Ouiza Weber: Nevada GEAR UP Specialist - Bonanza High School

 Nevada GEAR UP Specialist -Bonanza High School
Danielle Ford: Nevada GEAR UP Specialist - Bonanza High School

GEAR UP Week & Virtual Kick-Off grading

GEAR UP NV started off GEAR UP Week this Monday with some virtual Kick-Off videos: one for middle schoolers and another for high schoolers. Students are encouraged to watch these videos and fill out the Kick-Off 2020 Questionnaire, as well as follow @GEARUPNV on social media to win fun prizes in our ongoing swag giveaway.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to make these prizes available to our students! 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
August Blog
NSHE Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and Principal Investigator Nate Mackinnon is our featured blogger this month! Read his article here.
Upcoming Events
9/21 - 9/25
National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. To read more about National GEAR UP Week, click here
College Application Month
October is College Application Month! We are excited to be working with our seniors on completing their college admissions applications!
10/7 - 6PM (English)
10/14 - 6PM (Spanish)
10/20 - 6PM (English)
All NSHE institutions will be presenting a series of virtual FAFSA Nights for students and parents. To register and get the event link, students should visit apply.nevada.edu.
Important Links
NV GEAR UP Directory
Coronavirus Information & Resources
FAFSA Application 
DACA/Undocumented NSHE Contact List
Tips for Transfers
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