• You must meet these eligibility requirements to apply to the Bridge Scholar Summer Program:
    • Be eligible to receive in-state tuition (regardless of documentation status).
    • Are a First-Generation college student (biological or adoptive parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree).
    • Show financial need through the 2023-2024 FAFSA or CASFSA financial aid applications.
    • Be accepted for CSU Admission for Fall 2024.

Application Process

  • Once you have met the eligibility requirements, you will use your personalized link on your Future Ram Dashboard to access the Bridge application.
    • If you feel you have met the eligibility requirements and have not yet received an invitation to apply via your Future Ram Dashboard, please contact Angel Ruiz via email at angel.ruiz@colostate.edu.
  • Complete your personalized online application.
  • Submit your 2023-2024 FAFSA or CASFA using your 2021 income and tax information.
    • *2023-2024 FAFSA or CASFA is required to have your Bridge application reviewed.

Selection of Scholars

  • Once all eligibility and application requirements are met, 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.
    • Desire to positively contribute to the Bridge Scholars community.
      • *Students are required to participate and be present for the entirety of the 8-week program. Some exceptions for short-term absences can be made for scholarship and academic commitments.

Notification of Status

  • Students can expect notification of their application status by April 1st. In some circumstances, this notification may be delayed.

2024 Application

The Bridge Scholar Application will be accessible via your Future Ram Dashboard .

Deadline to apply is May 20, 2024. 

The 2023-2024 FAFSA/CASFA is currently open and is required to have your Bridge application reviewed.

2024 Program Dates

Selected students are required to attend and be present for the entirety of the 8-week summer program. Program dates are June 9th-August 4th.

Generally, student will have the option of staying on campus for the weekend or leaving after classes or Bridge programing on Friday. Students are required to return for our weekly Bridge meeting on Sundays at 6pm. There is one weekend during the program that will require students to stay on campus for special programing. Tentatively this required weekend is July 12th, -14th.

Prior to the program beginning, there will be a mandatory Bridge Ready event where students and their families will receive important program information and critical support with registering for classes. This date will be announced at a later date.