Presentation on theme: "Summer 2014 Bridge program Colorado State University."— Presentation transcript:
Summer 2014 Bridge program Colorado State University
The Bridge Scholars Program provides a college life experience at Colorado State University to high school graduates and select Colorado State University freshmen applicants. Students selected participate in an eight-week University Summer Session residential program.
The Bridge program is designed to: Assist students from underrepresented backgrounds to make a successful transition to Colorado State University. Increase retention through an intensive on-campus "Bridge" experience Enhance academic skills through group study and supplemental instruction. Create campus resource connections and participate in leadership development activities Bridge Scholars receive an award to cover room & board, tuition & fees, and books and supplies for the summer. So the program is FREE to students.
Academic Expectations Program overview: Academic Expectations Bridge participants register for six- University credits Course options include: College Composition, Sociology 100, a general science course, and/or Media in Society Along with the six-University credits, students participate in a one-hour seminar course to supplement learning outside of the classroom. Additionally, students participate in a two-hour supervised study session every evening (with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings)
Leadership & Resources Program Overview Leadership & Resources Bridge participants engage in leadership workshops & self-discovery activities. These include (not all inclusive): Learning style assessments, Service- Leadership, Financial Aid education, Healthy lifestyle choices, Goal-setting, and Professional Networking Meet with Student Support Service professional staff to create an academic plan individualized to his/her academic needs Participate in resource networking
Community and Peer Connections Program Overview Community and Peer Connections Participants build a strong peer and university community over the summer Residential community engagement activities Dining experiences FUN!! Challenge Course Core group outings with peer leaders Camping/ hiking experiences Bridge Leadership weekend
WAMS grant partnership Goal 1 recruitment and retention plan for women and minorities from rural areas in northeastern Colorado Student fellows will participate in three CSU programs – the Summer Bridge Program for recent HS graduates CSU Key Freshman Learning Communities that include students taking common courses and living in the same dormitory, and course seminars BS degree programs in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability that stress content knowledge through coursework, research and internships, and opportunities to communicate their findings at professional conferences.
WAMS Grant continued Goal 2 aimed at fostering partnerships among academic institutions and employers who develop sustainable research WAMS teacher fellows will participate in summer and academic year research internships and learn from the teacher-in-residence program coordinated at Colorado State University.
Bridge Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z9boVgPYvk
Application Requirements Admission to Colorado State University- Fall 2014 Completion of Bridge Scholars Application and Essay First-generation College student (neither parent received a bachelor’s degree) Demonstrate financial need- determined by FAFSA Be a U.S. Citizen or qualify for in-state tuition Application deadline: April 4 th, 2014 Only one application needed of CSU Bridge (WAMS)
Scholarship Partnership Award Scholarship CSU believes in the success of the Bridge Scholars Bridge participants (upon successful completion of the program) are eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship to offset the costs of attending CSU This is a 4 –year renewable award ($2500/ each year for 4 years)
Contact information CSU Bridge program Contact: Lucia Delgado at 970-491-0660 Lucia.Delgado@colostate.edu Lucia.Delgado@colostate.edu Website: http://accesscenter.colostate.edu/bridge-scholars