Overview of Upward Bound TRiO Programs

University of Delaware Upward Bound Classic (UBC) 

How will Classic UBC’s services help me?

Upward Bound Programs (UBP) are federally funded programs designed to assist students in developing the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year university.

Upward Bound Programs at the University of Delaware are for New Castle County area high school students who demonstrate a strong desire to complete higher education.

These programs supplement students’ high school experience with academic preparation, career exploration, and cultural/social-development opportunities. UBP consists of Upward Bound Classic and Upward Bound Math & Science.

Play the video below to find out what UBC at the University of Delaware is all about:

Upward Bound Classic will help you:

  • Increase your self-confidence concerning enrolling in a college or university
  • Improve your study skills
  • Enhance your awareness of the college admissions process and student support services available on college campuses
  • Increase your knowledge of careers and career options
  • Provide you with an opportunity to live in a supervised university residence hall 
  • Provide you with an opportunity to visit other college campuses, cultural events, and have FUN!

How much does it cost?

The program is free to the students and their families. A grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education provides for all student room and board expenses, instructional support, tuition fees, and a weekly stipend for each student during the summer program.


Upward Bound Classic Application

Application Directions

Please ensure that all fields of this application are filled out. Completed applications do not promise that a student will be selected for the program. Eligible students who are not selected will be placed on our waitlist and notified when a space opens. If prefered, paper Applications are available for download and can be sent to the following address: Upward Bound Classic 12 West Delaware Avenue Newark, DE 19716 FAX: 302-831-6684 Please call our office with any questions or concerns 302-831-6667

Student Information

To be completed by the student.

School Information

To be completed by the student

Parent/Guardian Information

To be completed by the parent or legal guardian

Eligibility Information

The Upward Bound Classic program is a Federally Funded TRIO educational program. We are required to determine whether our applicants meet the criteria of first-generation and/or low-income status prior to their acceptance into the program.


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