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University of Delaware Upward Bound Math & Science

  • University of Delaware Upward Bound Math & Science
  • 12 W. Delaware Ave.
  • Newark, DE 19716
  • (302) 831-4994
  • Beth Kowalski Pfaff
  • Student Enrichment Coordinator
  • (302) 831-4994

Program Description

Upward Bound Math/Science (UBMS) is a federally funded TRIO program under the U.S. Department of Education. UBMS provides assistance and guidance high school students interested in obtaining a degree in the fields of math or science. In order to be eligible, students must be eligible for the program by qualifying as the first in their family to obtain a four-year Bachelors degree, or by meeting our income cap.

The University of Delaware's program has been assisting students to achieve the goal of higher education since 1992, when national funding for UBMS programs began. There are two major components of the UBMS program: a summer residential program and academic-year programming. For six weeks in the summer, students take intensive classes in math, science, English, foreign language and technology, and attend study sessions with tutors. During the academic year, UBMS offers monthly workshops on careers, financial aid, study skills, and SAT preparation. Students also attend college tours and cultural trips.

We are committed to developing a community of support that will encourage our students to reach for and realize their potential as students and members of the larger society.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 24%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
  • Other: 16%
  • African American: 49%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 49
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • New York University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College
  • Wilmington University