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QLN Announces GEAR UP Scholarships

Bobbi Presenting at GEAR UPQL has had a busy year presenting keynotes, distinguished lectures, pre-conference workshops and concurrent sessions at several national and state educational conferences. At the recent national GEAR UP conference in Washington, D.C., QLN president, Bobbi DePorter, spoke at one of the luncheons and announced the continuation of the company¡¯s scholarship program in 2008/09 in which five GEAR UP teachers are selected to attend a QLT public workshop and five GEAR UP students are chosen to attend a QLN SuperCamp learning and life skills camp.

Hilary Clinton made a special appearance at the GEAR UP conference. She gave an inspiring talk about the difference GEAR UP has made in helping at-promise youth make it into college. The U.S. Department of Education reports that 84.4% of GEAR UP students now enroll in college versus 64.1% of low-income students nationwide.