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Trio Programs

Delaware Tech's TRIO programs are designed to identify promising students, prepare them to do college work, provide information on academic and financial aid opportunities, as well as tutoring and support services in an effort to enhance high school completion, college retention, and graduation. Students enrolled in the TRIO programs mirror our nation's multi-ethnic society. These Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are outreach and student services programs designed to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-secondary programs. Based on the premise that all students should have access to higher education, TRIO programs address non-financial barriers to post- secondary education, including inadequate academic preparation, lack of family or peer support, and limited post-secondary education or opportunities.

Classic Upward Bound: Available at Georgetown and Dover campuses.

Targets high school participants to provide the skills and motivation necessary to complete secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of post-secondary education.

Campus contacts:

  • Georgetown: Cheryl Miller at (302) 259-6317
  • Dover: Harry Hoffer at (302) 857-1418
Educational Talent Search: Available at Georgetown campus.

Serves students in grades six through twelve. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about careers, college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs.

Campus contact:

  • Georgetown: Donna Burtelle at (302) 259-6374

Student Support Services: Available at Dover campus.

Strives to improve the academic performance of college students, to increase student motivation, to foster the student's psychological and social well being, to facilitate transition from one level of education to the next, and to encourage social, cultural, and leadership development.

Campus contact:

  • Dover: Jewel Hopkins at (302) 857-1033.
Upward Bound Math & Science Center: Available at Georgetown and Wilmington campuses.

Strengthens the math and science skills of selected high school participants and generates the skills and motivation necessary for their success in post-secondary programs leading to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Campus contacts: