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What is the Bridge Scholars Program?

What is the Bridge Scholars Program?

The CSU Bridge Scholars Program provides residential college-life experience to select Colorado State University, first-year applicants. The program is designed to assist students, especially those from first-generation, underrepresented backgrounds who show financial need in making a successful transition to Colorado State University by:

  • Enhancing academic skills and college preparation through group study, tutoring, and supplemental instruction
  • Building campus networks and opportunities to participate in leadership activities
  • Creating long-lasting connections with your Bridge Scholars cohort

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

Are you ready for the next step?

Taking the next step on your college journey may seem like a huge undertaking, but we are here to help you.

Your application will be evaluated by a committee that will focus not only on your academic ability, but also on expressed academic and personal goals in achieving a post-secondary University degree.

Successful Bridge Scholars will demonstrate a strong commitment to completing their college education and serve as leaders within the campus community. If selected, you will be challenged, encouraged, and supported. Most importantly, due to the nature of the program, the trajectory of your CSU experience will be forever positively altered. For this reason, we ask that you give the application your full and careful consideration.