Texas GEAR-UP Applicants
Use the link below. Deadline is April 4, 2014
John Hash (GEAR-UP) jhash-at-jsg.utexas.edu
Houston and Southwest Applicants
The 2014 Application is now closed
Applications for 2015 will be available in October and will close Jan. 31, 2015
Students in the following independent school districts in South Texas and students attending the following public schools in the Houston Independent School District are eligible to apply to the GeoFORCE program:
In addition applicant must:
- Have a 3.0 overall GPA for 7th and 8th grade
- Have no grade lower than B in math or science in 7th and 8th grade
- Write an essay explaining why you are interested in GeoFORCE
- Supply a teacher recommendation
Applications are accepted from 8th graders, and students accepted to the program stay with the program all through high school. The program is competitive; we accept 120 students each year. Students who are qualified but not chosen as 8th graders remain on the waiting list in case vacancies develop.
Step 1: establish a UTEID using the “Apply Now” link above
Step 2: return to the link above and login, enter your name, town, and e-mail. You will receive an e-mail from GeoFORCE.
Step 3: click on the link in the e-mail you received and complete the application.
Matt Hofer (Southwest Texas) mhofer-at-jsg.utexas.edu
Lindsay Stephens (Houston) lstephens-at-jsg.utexas.edu