As part of the California GEAR UP program, you have an opportunity to receive a $2,000 Education Trust Award to be used for your college education. To be eligible for this award, you must meet the criteria listed in the application. The written application and essay will be used to select the recipients. Six seventh- and eighth-grade students and two alternates will be selected. The GEAR UP selection committee will select Awardees and Alternates, who will be announced on April 22, 2014. This award will be held for you by the California Student Aid Commission and will earn interest while you complete your high school education. Completed application packets are due to Student Services by 3:30 on Friday, February 14, 2014.