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Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Bridge Program

  • Lucia Delgado
  • Director, College Access Programs
  • (970) 491-0660

Program Description

The Bridge Scholars Program provides a college life experience at Colorado State University to Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search high school graduates and select Colorado State University freshmen applicants who participate in this eight-week University Summer Session residential program.

The Bridge Scholars program aims to prepare students for college by getting them started the summer before their fall semester at CSU. Students in the program live in the residence halls and take two summer college courses over the eight-week period. The program gives them added support with its strict guidelines, such as curfew, mandatory study hours, access to tutoring and other educational opportunities. The purpose is to help them develop writing, test-taking and studying skills that they may not have gained in high school.

The 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 and by providing the Bridge Scholars with an award to cover room & board, tuition & fees, and books and supplies.

- Enhance academic skills through group study and supplemental instruction.

- Create campus resource connections and participate in leadership development activities.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring



  • Between 25% and 50%