What is the RISE Program?
The Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program is designed to identify academically talented minority students as well as others, and to provide a supportive atmosphere to enhance their success in attaining an engineering degree. The RISE Program has successfully recruited students not only from Delaware and surrounding states, but from more far-reaching regions. Over the years, the RISE Program has attracted increasing numbers of talented and highly motivated students from African American, Hispanic American, and Native American backgrounds, as well as many other students. Its programs have continuously evolved to meet the needs of its students.
The goals of the RISE Program are:
- To identify and recruit academically prepared African American, Hispanic American, and Native American and other students to study Engineering at the University of Delaware
- To assist students in obtaining and maintaining GPAs of 2.5 or above through graduation
- To provide supportive services to promote academic career related success
Special RISE Program features:
- 5-week Summer academic bridge program
- Undergraduate Research Program- Sophomore/Junior participants (winter session)
- Individual Mentor Program- Freshman mentoring by upperclass students
- Engineering Tutorial Program- Tutoring for specific engineering courses
- Academic Counselor Program- Academic advisement for undergraduate students
- Academic Scholarship Program- RISE awards to promote student academic success
How do I qualify?
You are encouraged to apply for admission to the College of Engineering as early as possible, and it would be in the best interest of all students to apply for financial aid. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms should be sent by February 15 of the enrollment year for students who desire early notification of financial aid award. University awards may be based on a combination of financial need and academic merit. FAFSA forms may be obtained from your high school guidance counselor.
Admission applications are available directly from the University Admissions Office at (302) 831-8123.