Application to the Bridge Scholars Program is highly competitive and space is limited. Students selected to participate in the program will receive a combination of Bridge Scholars Program funds and grant awards worth up to $6,500.00 (must be eligible for in-state tuition) to cover the following:

  • Tuition and Fees for the Summer Session (up to six academic credits/two classes)
  • Room and Board (including meals) in a designated on-campus residence hall
  • Miscellaneous Expenses such as activities

A complete Bridge application consists of the following:

  • Submit the online Bridge Application
  • Submit a complete CSU Admission application for Fall 2023
  • A complete 2023-2024 or 2022-2023 FAFSA or CAFSA application
    Note: The 2022-2023 FAFSA or CAFSA application will be required if chosen to participate in the Bridge Scholars Program

Selection of Scholars

The selection committee will evaluate applicants on the following:

  • Student’s ability and perceived effort in completing the application
  • Expressed commitment to take on the responsibilities related to being a college student and successfully completing college coursework
  • Explanation of what the student hopes to gain as a result of participating in the program
  • Ability to positively contribute to the Bridge Scholars community

Students interested in the Bridge Scholars Program must commit to completing their college education. In addition, applicants must demonstrate their willingness to meet the following program expectations:

  • Setting high standards of judgment and behavior
  • Setting high standards of academic study and performance
  • Observe and follow program guidelines and abide by program rules and boundaries

Notification of Status

All students will be notified of their application status by the end of February. Selected students will be sent a Bridge Scholars Program confirmation email that will include the dates of required meetings.

2023 Application

2023 Application Now Open
Early Bird Review and Consideration: December 16th, 2022

Regular Consideration: February 24th, 2023
If necessary, the application will remain open until all spots are filled.

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2023 Program Dates

Selected students are required to participate in the entire program from June 11, 2023, through August 4, 2023, including an information day, date to be determined, and when critical registration and preparation activities will occur (no exceptions will be allowed).

Students will have the option of staying on campus for the weekend or leaving after the last class on Friday but are required to return to their designated University residence hall by Sunday at 6:00 p.m.