Photo courtesy of the Upward Bound Classic program and Dickinson Theatre Organ Society October 12, 2020
In addition to the impact it makes by educating adult and nontraditional learners, the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) is always looking for ways to expand its reach and further benefit the state and the surrounding region.
Along with offering scholarships and discounts to make its programs accessible to more students, some courses incorporate community assistance right into the lessons and activities. Two UD PCS initiatives, the University of Delaware PCS/ETC Test Prep Scholarship Fund and the support of local nonprofit organizations by its Social Media Marketing program, have provided more than $100,000 apiece of aid to date, albeit in very different ways.
Both of these programs were recently recognized at the virtual 2020 University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, where the PCS/ETC Test Prep Scholarship Fund received the Partnership Award and the Social Media Marketing program received the Engagement Award.
Helping low-income students
Although UD PCS strives to competitively price the ACT,