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February 2007 Press Release

 

 

 

GRANTS TO PREPARE GEAR UP STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

Grants are part of the State’s College Preparation Intervention Program

 

 

Annapolis, MD (February 26, 2007) -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission is accepting proposals for grants under a program aimed at preparing GEAR UP students for success in college.

The grants, under the State’s College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP), will be awarded to institutions of higher education to support eligible Maryland GEAR UP – Focus on Math sites. Maryland GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded early intervention program administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.

“These grant projects will help ensure that the GEAR UP students are prepared for a smooth transition from 8th grade into high school. The emphasis on math education is extremely important—math is the gatekeeper to success in college,” said Paula Fitzwater, director of the Office of Grants for the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Approximately $750,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants. A technical assistance meeting will be held March 30, 2007, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. A networking lunch will be provided, and GEAR UP site directors have been invited. The meeting and lunch will take place at Anne Arundel Community College in the Johnson Building, Room 105-107; directions are available at http://www.aacc.edu/locationsandmaps/directions.cfm.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Linda Liberatore at tempgrt1@mhec.state.md.us by March 27, 2007.

Proposals are due April 24, 2007. Notification of grant awards will be made on or about May 1, 2007. The RFP is available online at http://www.mhec.state.md.us/Grants/CollegePreparationInterventionProgram/CPIP.asp.  For more information about the grant, call 410-260-4504.

 

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