Senior Site Coordinator – Paula Almenar, firstname.lastname@example.org Room 130
Junior Site Coordinators – Monica Gomez email@example.com Room 117 (385) 646-6181
Sonja Blodgett firstname.lastname@example.org Room 117 (385) 646-9183
● TheDream.US Scholarship: This scholarship will cover 100% of tuition to students that are
Undocumented, DACA recipients, and TPS holders. (All of which are part of the
Undocumented community and known as Dreamers)
○ Dream Scholarship for 5 years or until graduation at Weber State.
● FAFSA: June 30th (final deadline)
● Send your transcripts: You will need to send your transcripts to college before their deadlines so they can process your application. You can order them at parchment.com. I have codes to waive the fee. Email me if you need: email@example.com
○ you will need to agree to waive your rights to access. Check more about here:
Parchment FERPA Compliance
● Check your spam box! Colleges are sending thousands of emails at this time which makes them flagged as spam. I have had students that received very important emails and that were sent to their spam folder. Check it frequently and mark it as safe so email services won’t be marked as spam in the future. You may find emails I sent you in the spam folder for the same reason. Mark them safe as well.
USU STARS! GEAR UP at Cottonwood
Welcome to USU GEAR UP at Cottonwood
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded program designed to support students as they prepare for and succeed in college. The USU GEAR UP program helps students and families to see that it is possible to attend a school after high school, whether that is a 4-year college or a 2-year technical school. USU STARS! GEAR UP works in partnership and collaboration with schools, teachers, staff, and families. Services provided by USU GEAR UP include the following:
- Academic tutoring
- College campus visits
- Career exploration
- Summer camps and activities
- Financial aid planning/advising
- Workshops and programs for families
The USU GEAR UP program supports the graduating classes of 2023 and 2024. Students at Cottonwood High School are currently in 11th and 12th grades during the 2022/23 school year. These students started as 7th graders. As the students move through the grades, GEAR UP goes with them, through high school graduation, and into their first year of college.