GEAR UP Champion Awards

Washington State GEAR UP wants to honor individuals for their commitment to ensuring that all students are academically, financially, and socially prepared to enter and successfully complete the postsecondary program of their choice. Individuals can nominate someone for an award, apply for an award themselves, or do both.

Deadline to submit award forms is February 1, 2016.  The 2016 GEAR UP Awards will be announced in April 2016.

Click on the links below to access the 2016 award forms and learn more about the requirements for each award:


These awards recognize a student who is committed to preparing for higher education and leadership. Students must demonstrate a track record of academic performance alongside extracurricular commitments. To be eligible for consideration, the student must be a current Washington State GEAR UP student.


These awards recognize a school employee who equipped students (and families) to be academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Kelly.

Nominees and applicants must be a part of the Washington State GEAR UP program to be eligible for an award. Eligible schools include the following:

  • J M Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen SD
  • Blaine HS, Blaine SD
  • Bremerton HS, Bremerton SD
  • Cascade HS, Everett SD
  • CHOICE HS, Shelton SD
  • E.A.G.L.E. Alternative HS, Toppenish SD
  • Eastmont Junior HS/HS, Eastmont SD
  • Everett HS, Everett SD
  • Fort Vancouver HS, Vancouver SD
  • Hudson's Bay HS, Vancouver SD
  • Ilwaco Middle/HS, Ocean Beach SD
  • Inchelium Middle/HS, Inchelium SD
  • Kettle Falls HS, Kettle Falls SD
  • Klickitat Middle/HS, Klickitat SD
  • Lewis & Clark HS, Spokane SD
  • Mansfield Jr/Sr HS, Mansfield SD
  • Naselle Jr/Sr HS, Naselle-Grays River SD
  • North Central HS, Spokane SD
  • Okanogan HS, Okanogan SD
  • Pateros Jr/Sr HS, Pateros SD
  • Raymond Jr/Sr HS, Raymond SD
  • Rogers HS, Spokane SD
  • Rosalia Middle/HS, Rosalia SD
  • Shelton HS, Shelton SD
  • Skyview HS, Vancouver SD
  • South Bend Jr/Sr HS, South Bend SD
  • Tekoa Jr/Sr HS, Tekoa SD
  • Thomas Jefferson HS, Federal Way SD
  • Wahkiakum HS, Wahkiakum SD
  • West Valley HS, West Valley SD
  • White Pass Jr/Sr HS, White Pass SD
  • Willapa Valley Middle & HS, Willapa Valley SD
  • Wilson Creek Jr/Sr HS, Wilson Creek SD