Led by efforts from the College of Education and University Outreach, Auburn University has received an $18.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education to provide greater access and opportunities to more than 6,500 Alabama middle school students.

The seven-year grant was awarded to Auburn’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Achieve initiative and is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program features $2,630,266 in first-year funding and an expected total funding of $18,411,856, which represents 50% of the overall projected cost.

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Auburn University receives $18.4 million federal grant for innovative GEAR UP Achieve initiative

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