College Bound Grant RFP

The next cycle of College Bound Grants is coming! The College Bound RFP will be released in November 2006. Approximately $1.65 million of College Bound funds is earmarked as a matching contribution to the NJ GEAR UP State Project.

The NJ GEAR UP programs are expected to meet the same requirements as other programs for this RFP. Should you seek an increase in their College Bound funding, their proposal score will determine the award amount.

Release of RFP November 20, 2006
Technical Training Workshop December 15, 2006
Intent-to-Apply Forms Due January 31, 2007
Proposal Due March 9, 2007
Announcement of Grant Awards May 2007



Calendar: Meetings, Events and Conferences

Directors’ Meetings

November 9
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Passaic County Community College

January 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
New Jersey City University

March -Date TBD
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mercer County Community College

May 10
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology



Due Date Details
College Enrollment Status
(Scholarship Form)

June 1 for fall enrollment

November 1 for spring only enrollment

Eligible students entering college submit to NJ GEAR UP once per year or if they transfer to another eligible institution mid-year. Students who plan to enroll at the same school for the entire year do not have to submit a new form in November.

Parent Survey
Student Survey
Additional Students Survey

March Provide feedback to GEAR UP staff. Required for the annual report.
Financial Aid Release November 30 High school juniors and seniors complete this form to allow recruiting contact by the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program.
Mentor Application Ongoing Provide information for mentor screening and hiring process.
Report Forms

November 7 - FY07 Final Report

March 17 - FY07 Continuation and FY06 Annual Performance Report


Other Downloads

NJ GEAR UP Brochure
Scholarship Fact Sheet
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Administrative Responsibilities
Tips for Writing the Personal Statement and Completing the FAFSA
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