Eastern Michigan University


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  • GEAR UP EMU serves 1,200 students in 3 districts.

  • The U.S. Department of Education to help students in Romulus, River Rouge & Taylor School Districts attend college.

  • 50% of our program is funded by the United States Department of Education, 50% by EMU, school district and community partners.

  • Program Funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

  • A six-year grant is provided to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools.

  • GEAR UP grantees to serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school.

GEAR UP is part of Academic Success Partnerships (within Academic and Student Affairs), 301 Pierce Hall, 734.487.8413