Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE)

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About the RISE Program

Established in UD’s College of Engineering in 1972 as one of the nation’s earliest and most successful minority engineering programs, The Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program identifies academically talented minority students as well as others, and provides a supportive atmosphere to enhance their success in attaining an engineering degree. RISE students are provided with the supportive services that they may need to be academically and professionally successful.

Program Goals

  • 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 success and career readiness.

Program Features

  • 5-week summer academic bridge program
  • Undergraduate research program for sophomore and junior participants during Winter Session
  • Individual mentoring of first-year students by upperclass students
  • Engineering tutoring for certain engineering courses
  • Academic counseling and advisement for undergraduate students
  • Academic scholarships to promote student success

How do I qualify?

Students are encouraged to apply for admission to the College of Engineering as early as possible, and all students are encouraged 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.

A career is a journey of many steps. This RISE Program can provide a paramount leap forward.

Michael L. Vaughan

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


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Contact Us

Manager: Marianne Johnson
Administrative Assistant III: Cinnell Clark-Tolson
141 DuPont Hall
Phone: 302-831-6315
Fax: 302-831-7399

RISE Contact Form