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List of College Bridge Programs: Schools A-K

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Bridge programs. The goal of these programs is universal: get students the necessary skills they need to be successful in college before starting freshman year. Perhaps you’ve been invited to one and you don’t know what it is quite yet. Or maybe a school requires you to attend one before you even step foot on campus in the fall. We’ve compiled this list to help you learn more about these programs, and narrow down your options.

This list is ordered alphabetically through colleges with names A-K. Not seeing your school? Check out part two of this list.

Amherst College: Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Amherst College’s Summer Bridge Program (generally first-generation students and/or students from low-income families) spend three weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students select a track in either humanities and social science, science, quantitative and social science, and take three or four classes in their track. Students also receive $1000 in credit towards their expected contribution, advising during their first academic year, access to the Office of Campus Diversity and Student Leadership, and entrance into the Meiklejohn Fellows Program (which includes financial and professional development support, internship search help, a $4,500 stipend, networking opportunities, and programming). For more information or contact Professor Rick López at ralopez@amherst.edu or 413-542-2336

 

Berea College: Berea Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Berea College’s Berea Bridge program spend 25 days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one humanities or social science course and one scientific or quantitative course; both for credit. Students are also assigned labor positions and work six hours per week during the summer. For more information contact Kyle Phillips at firstyearberea.edu or 859-985-3376.

 

Boston College: Options Through Education (OTE)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Boston College’s Options Through Education (OTE) program (described as “diverse students who have demonstrated potential and leadership in spite of challenging educational, personal and financial circumstances”) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take English, Math, Interpersonal Communication, and BC 101 seminar for credit. Students also participate in weekend trips. For more information call 617-552-3358.

 

Brown University: Excellence at Brown (E@B)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Brown University’s Excellence at Brown (E@B) program spend one week living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students who want to improve their writing skills. For more information email Stacy Kastner at stacy_kastner@brown.edu

 

Brown University: Mosaic+ Transition Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Brown University’s Mosaic+ Transition program (students from underrepresented racial minorities) take a three-week online prep course before spending a week living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is for students who intend to study computer science. Students also gain access to ongoing mentorship and a peer support program during the academic year. For more information email mosaic.plus.brown@gmail.com.

 

Brown University: New Scientist Catalyst Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Brown University’s New Scientist Catalyst Program (students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM) take a three-week online prep course before spending a week living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students planning to study in a STEM related field. Students also participate in leadership and community building activities, and gain access to peer mentoring, academic support, and professional development opportunities during the academic year. For more information email nps@brown.edu.

 

Brown University: Third World Transition Program (TWTP)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Brown University’s Third World Transition Program (TWTP) spend three days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and includes workshops and community-building programs that center on the student of color experience. For more information contact TWTP at https://www.browntwtp.com/contact-us.

 

Carleton College: Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Carleton College’s Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE) (“students having the potential to benefit the most from this program”) take a six-week online course during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on quantitative skills but is geared towards students from any discipline. During the first five weeks of fall semester, students take IDSC 110: Thinking with Numbers for credit. For more information contact Melissa Eblen-Zayas at meblenza@carleton.edu or 507-222-4191.

 

California State Polytechnic University – Pomona: Summer Bridge

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Cal Poly Pomona’s Summer Bridge program spend two or three weeks (two for commuters, three for residential students) on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students attend a class or an academic component. Students also benefit from academic advising, student development workshops, and tutorial services in math, writing, and study skills. For more information email Cristina Araujo at caraujo1@cpp.edu.

 

California State University – Bakersfield: Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student:TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU Bakersfield’s Summer Bridge Program (first-generation college students and students from low-income families) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students are prepared for college and are paired with a student mentor. For more information contact Jesus “J.R.” Perez at jperez21@csub.edu or 661-654-3216.

 

California State University – Channel Islands: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU Chanel Island’s Summer Bridge program (first-generation college students and students from low income families) attend a transitional program during the summer before their freshman year (dates are released after admission into the program). Students take courses to improve mathematical skills and creative reading and writing. Students also benefit from individualized instruction, a group writing/research project, academic workshops, and mentors. For more information, contact the EOP Center at eop.center@csuci.edu or 805-437-8939.

 

California State University – Chico: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU Chico’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend time on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students meet with mentors, attend lectures, workshops, presentations, and seminars, complete financial aid files, and register for fall courses. For more information, contact Victoria Bass at eopadm@csuchico.edu, 530-898-4028, or 800-511-2564.

 

California State University – Dominguez Hills: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into CSU Dominguez Hills’ Summer Bridge Program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in English and math for credit. Students also benefit from mentoring, academic advising, student advocacy, student engagement, and an EOP grant if eligible. For more information email eop@csudh.edu or call 310-243-3631.

 

California State University – East Bay: Summer Bridge

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students invited to participate in CSU East Bay’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in Math, English, Reading Comprehension, and a Foundation Course. Students also benefit from being paired with an EOP (Education Opportunity Program) mentor and membership in the Student Transition and Retention program (STAR) which offers support throughout their first year. For more information email eopadmissions@csueastbay.edu

 

California State University – Fresno: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU Fresno’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take a course to improve their math skills. Students also benefit from support from instructors, counselors, tutors, and peers. For more information call EOP admissions at 559-278-6025.

 

California State University – Fullerton: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes (financial aid available)

Description: Students accepted into CSU Fullerton’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend five to six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses for credit, and benefit from academic, cultural, recreational, and co-curricular activities, as well as a study skills seminar. For more information contact EOP Admissions at eopadmissions@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2784.

 

California State University – Long Beach: EOP Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU Long Beach’s EOP Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend four weeks (residential) or one week (commuter) on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses in math and English. Students also participate in social activities and fulfill their Early Start math requirement (if applicable). For more information contact the Summer Bridge coordinator at summerbridge@csulb.edu or 562-985-5637.

 

California State University – Los Angeles: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU LA’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend time on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students also benefit from academic and personal development. For more information call 323-343-4367.

 

California State University Maritime Academy: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into the California State University Maritime Academy’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students benefit from social activities, meetings with mentors, and academic workshops. For more information email eop@csum.edu or call 707-654-1082.

 

California State University – Monterey Bay: Summer Bridge

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in CSU Monterey Bay’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend one month on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students meet with mentors, go to lectures, and attend workshops and presentations. For more information email eop@csumb.edu or call 831-582-4456.

 

California State University – Northridge: Department of Pan African Studies Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU Northridge’s Summer Bridge program (“academically at-risk African American and Chicano/Latino students from the greater Los Angeles area”) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students select one course from a limited selection to take for credit. Students also improve reading/writing and math skills, attend seminars to improve survival skills (money management, study skills, time management), and have access to student tutors. For more information call 818-677-1200.

 

California State University – Northridge: EOP Transitional Programs

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU Northridge’s EOP Transitional Programs (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend time on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses for credit. Different programs are offered for residential students, commuters, and transfer students. For more information email eoptp@csun.edu or call 818-677-4151.

 

California State University – Sacramento: Summer Bridge Academy

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU Sacramento’s Summer Bridge Academy (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses in English, math, general education, and leadership for credit. Students also participate in on-campus activities and field trips. For more information email eop-01@csus.edu or call 916-278-6183.

 

California State University – San Bernardino: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU San Bernardino’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses in math for credit. Students also benefit from counseling services, workshops, leadership development, a cultural field trip, a community service project, and recreational activities. For more information call 909-537-5042.

 

California State University – San Francisco: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU San Francisco’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend four days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students participate in community building activities. For more information contact Noe Mora at eopsb@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1476.

 

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo: Summer Institute

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes (financial aid available)

Description: Students accepted into Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Summer Institute (“students who have been historically, economically, and/or educationally disadvantaged”) spend three weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take a psychology course that satisfies a general education requirement, as well as other courses for credit. Students also learn study skills and participate in social activities. For more information email eop@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-2301.

 

California State University – San Marcos: Summer Bridge Program (Engineering)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU San Marcos’ Summer Bridge Program (Engineering) spend two days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is intended for engineering majors. Students learn college survival skills in STEM, meet with faculty, and learn about campus resources. For more information, email engsummerbridge@csusm.edu

 

California State University – San Marcos: Summer Bridge Program (Biology)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into CSU San Marcos’ Summer Bridge Program (Biology) spend two days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is intended for biology majors. Students learn college survival skills in STEM, meet with faculty, and learn about campus resources. For more information, email bssc@csusm.edu

 

California State University – San Marcos: Summer Bridge (EOP)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students invited to participate in CSU San Marcos’ Summer Bridge program (EOP) (first generation college students and students from low income families who have not demonstrated college readiness in English and math) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in English and math for credit. Students also improve their learning skills and strategies. For more information email eop@csusm or call 760-750-4861.

 

California State University – Stanislaus: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU Stanislaus’ Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend four weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses to improve their English skills. Students also receive financial and academic advice and participate in social activities. For more information call 209-667-3700.

 

Case Western Reserve University: Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Case Western University’s Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) (students from underperforming Cleveland area high schools) spend ?? on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one math class and one writing class for credit. Students also receive a $3,000 stiped. For more information contact Stephen Haynesworth at stephen.haynesworth@case.edu or 216-368-2014.

 

Colby College: CAPS (Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences) Summer Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Colby College’s CAPS (Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences) Summer Program (underrepresented minorities in STEM) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students studying the sciences. Students conduct research to be presented at the Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat. Students also receive a $2,500 stipend and participate in outdoor extracurricular activities. For more information call 207-859-4000 or contact Leo Radkowski at leo.radkowski@colby.edu or 207-859-5761.

 

College of the Holy Cross: Summer Passport

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No
Description: Students invited to participate in the College of the Holy Cross’s Summer Passport program (including but not limited to first-generation college students, students from under resourced high schools, and/or students who are learning English) spend four weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses in math and writing for credit. For more information email Passport@holycross.edu.

 

College of the Holy Cross: Summer Gateways

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into the College of the Holy Cross’s Summer Gateways program spend two days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students attend information sessions, have discussions with current students, and participate in social activities. For more information contact the Gateways Orientation office at gateways@g.holycross.edu or 508-793-2603.

 

College of the Holy Cross: Odyssey

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in the College of the Holy Cross’s Odyssey program (first generation college students, students from low income families, and/or students of color) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students participate in social activities and workshops. For more information contact odyssey@holycross.edu.

 

Colorado College: Bridge Scholars Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Colorado College’s Bridge Scholars Program spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one intensive interdisciplinary course. Students also receive a $400 stiped and can participate in the SCoRe (Student collaborative research) program, the Financial Literacy program, or the Outdoor leadership program. For more information contact Marissa Salazar at msalazar@coloradocollege.edu or 719-389-6054.

 

Connecticut College: Genesis

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into Connecticut College’s Genesis program (first generation college students and students of color) spend one day on campus during the summer before their freshman year. During the school year, students have access to weekly study groups, peer group support, holistic advising, and college empowerment workshops. For more information email unity@conncoll.edu.

 

Cornell University: Pre-freshman Summer Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Cornell University’s Pre-freshman Summer Program spend seven weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take regular summer sessions courses, enrichment courses in areas such as writing, chemistry, or mathematics, and a college-achievement seminar. Students also benefit from field trips, guest lectures, and social and cultural activities. For more information email cusce@cornell.edu or call 607-255-4987.

 

Davidson College: Students Together Reaching for Individual Development and Education (STRIDE)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Davidson College’s Students Together Reaching for Individual Development and Education (STRIDE) (generally first-generation college students, students of color, and undocumented students) spend four days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students participate in a two-day off-site retreat, attend Q&As, and learn about campus resources available to them. Students may elect to join Academic Year STRIDE Peer leadership experience in which cohorts that last through the academic year are formed with upper-class mentors. For more information email cdi@davidson.edu.

 

Duke University: David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program (high achieving first generation college students and/or from low income) spend six weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one course for credit. Students also participate in co-curricular academic, social, and cultural programming. As a part of the Rubenstein Scholars Program, students receive loan free funding for 100% of their Duke education, in addition to access to mental health sessions and peer mentorship throughout their first year, and professional development guidance. For more information email Rubensteinscholars@duke.edu.

 

Grinnell College: Grinnell Science Project

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students invited to participate in the Grinnell Science project (first generation college students, women interested in computer science or physics, and students of color) spend one week on campus during the summer of before their freshman year. The program is intended for students who are studying science and math. For more information contact Joyce Stern at sternjm@grinnell.edu or 641-269-3702

 

Hamilton College: Hamilton College Opportunity Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in the Hamilton College Opportunity Program (generally students from low-income families or under-resourced high schools) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on written and oral communication and critical reasoning. Students take courses in government, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and science for credit. For more information email Phyllis A.H. Breland at pbreland@hamilton.edu

 

Harvard College: First-Year Retreat and Experience

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Harvard’s First-Year Retreat and Experience (FYRE) (generally first-generation students, students from low-income families, and/or students from high schools that are underrepresented in the Ivy League) spend four days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is meant to help students acclimate to campus. For more information email Sade Abraham at sade_abraham@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Harvard College: First-Year International Program (FIP)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Harvard’s First-Year International Program (FIP) (international students) spend four days on campus during the summer before their first year. The program is free to attend and is meant to help international students acclimate to the US. Students are also able to set up a bank account and phone number and attend talks on subjects like American culture and immigration.  For more information email fip@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Harvey Mudd College: Summer Institute

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Harvey Mudd’s Summer Institute program (students who, “would benefit from having additional time to learn about the culture and resources at HMC”) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students participate in workshops on healthy behaviors, career exploration, and community engagement. Students also participate in social activities, community service, and other co-curricular programming. For more information contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at oid@hmc.edu or 909-607-8875 or contact the Division of Student Affairs at dean_of_students@hmc.edu or 909-621-8125.

 

Haverford College: Horizons Leadership Institute

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Haverford College’s Horizons Leadership Institute (first generation college students, students from an underrepresented background, and/or Questbridge scholars) spend four days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on leadership development. Students participate in workshops, activities, and one-on-one advising sessions. For more information call (610) 896-1227.

 

Haverford College: John P. Chesick Scholars Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Haverford College’s John P. Chesick Scholars Program (first-generation college students, students from low income families, students from underrepresented groups in academia, and/or students with limited access to past mentorship) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one quantitative/science class and one writing intensive class; both for credit. Students participate in recreation activities and weekend trips and are matched with a faculty advisor. The John P. Chesick Scholars Program includes a four-year academic leadership and mentoring program, with academic and social programming throughout the year, and a $2,000 stipend. For more information call Barbara Hall at bhall@haverford.edu.

 

Humboldt State University: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into CSU Humboldt’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students benefit from advising and mentoring. For more information call 707-826-3778.

 

Iowa State University: Upward Bound Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into Iowa State’s Upward Bound program (generally first-generation college students and/or students from low income families) spend six to eight weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in English, math, laboratory science, foreign language, computer science, elective classes, career awareness, and social awareness. Students also participate in the upward bound summer Olympics, closing family banquet, and a field trip to a large metropolitan area. For more information call the Division of Student Affairs at 515-294-4420.

 

Iowa State University: Academic Program for Excellence

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Iowa State’s Academic Program for Excellence (APEX) (“incoming multicultural first years”) spend eight weeks on campus during the summer before their first year. The program is free to attend. Students take general education courses for credit. Students also participate in social and cultural activities. For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at omsa@iastate.edu or 515-294-6338.

 

Johns Hopkins University: Hop-In

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Johns Hopkins’ Hop-In program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take courses in a variety of subjects for credit. Students also have access to an upper-class peer mentor, learn about research opportunities, interact with faculty, participate in team building activities, go on field trips, and receive a stipend. Students also receive guidance, academic support, advocacy, financial literacy counseling, and career development support until they graduate. For more information email hopin@jhu.edu or call 410-516-8666.

 

Johns Hopkins University: JUMP (Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Johns Hopkins’ JUMP (Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions) program (students underrepresented in medicine including racial minorities, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families) spend four days at an offsite orientation during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students learn about educational resources and form social bonds to help transition into college. Students also gain access to academic support, mentoring, community building, career exploration and leadership opportunities until they graduate. For more information email jump@jhu.edu.

 

Kenyon College: KEEP Scholars Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Kenyon College’s KEEP Scholars Program (first generation college students and/or students from underrepresented backgrounds) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on the humanities and math. Students take Writing for the Humanities (ENGL 199) and Seeing with Data (INDS 100) for credit. Students also receive a scholarship to replace loans and work study in their financial aid packages, $500 for books, and an additional $1,000 stipend. Students gain access to programs, workshops, employment and graduate school advising, resume building workshops, social gatherings, one-on-one meetings with the KEEP Director, and other benefits until they graduate. For more information contact Monique Jernigan at jerniganm@kenyon.edu or 740-427-5897.

 

Kenyon College: STEM Scholars Summer Project

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Kenyon College’s STEM Scholars Summer Program spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students who are studying in a STEM-related field. Students take introduction to research methods in STEM and Writing for the Humanities (ENGL 199) for credit. Students also receive scholarships to replace loans and work-study in their financial aid packages, $500 for books, and an additional $1,000 stipend. Students gain access to faculty and upper-class-peer mentorship, participate in social and co-curricular activities in the academic year, and are eligible for funding for summer internships. For more information contact Professor Karen Hicks at hicksk@kenyon.edu or 740-427-5379.

 

Knox College: SPARK Bridge Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Knox College’s SPARK Bridge Program (first generation students) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on writing and math. Students participate in library resources/research workshops and go in field trips. For more information contact the Division of Student Development at newstudent@knox.edu or (309)341-7222.

 

Knox College: TRIO Advancement Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Knox College’s TRIO Achievement Program (first generation college students and students from low-income families) spend four days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students receive financial aid counseling, make a four-year plan, and participate in sessions with faculty. Support continues into the academic year. For more information contact the Division of Student Development at newstudent@knox.edu or (309)341-7222.

 

Knox College: Intensive English Language Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into Knox College’s Intensive English Language Program (students’ whose first language is not English) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take English courses for non-native speakers. For more information, contact Rebecca Eckhart at rreckart@knox.edu or 309-341-7163.

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