Goals and Objectives

GEAR UP New Hampshire aims to serve the Granite State in a number of ways. GEAR UP New Hampshire’s goals include:

  • To build an academic bridge between high schools, businesses and colleges in NH to better prepare students for success in college by expanding the NH Scholars program statewide. Additionally, GEAR UP New Hampshire  will provide opportunities for low-income students to develop the non-cognitive skills critical for accessing higher education.
  • To create a college going culture in NH so that every student embraces the idea that college is possible.
  • To design an academic model that aligns K-12 and higher education academic content expectations to increase college enrollment and preparedness.
  • To develop and sustain a local and statewide commitment from businesses, high schools, colleges and parents to make NH students college ready.

To serve these goals, GEAR UP New Hampshire’s objectives are:


Increase opportunities for New Hampshire’s underrepresented students to access higher education.


Create pathways for New Hampshire’s underrepresented students to increase retention and ease transitions from high school to post-secondary education.