Miami University: Bridge Program
Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Bridges Program Scholarship
Students who complete the Bridges Program, apply, are accepted, and enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2019 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. Last year, the Bridges Program scholarship ranged from $2,500 to $5,000. The Bridges Program scholarship is renewable for four years and is stackable with other scholarships for which a student may be eligible.
Application criteria include the following:
Graduating high school students
Minimum of 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale or top 25% of graduating class
Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
Test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT)
Bridges Program application documents and who should submit them:To be submitted byDocumentsStudents
Please complete the application to be considered for the Bridges Program. Applications will be accepted until September 24, 2018, or until we reach capacity. Information that you enter into this form saves as you fill it out. You can exit at any time and return to the last page you completed. We encourage you to complete your application early.
As part of your Bridges Program application, you will be asked to include a personal statement. Personal statements help us become acquainted with you in ways different from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. They demonstrate your ability to organize thoughts and express yourself. In 250-300 words each, please respond to both prompts below:
Tell us how you define diversity, what diversity means to you, and how you will contribute to a diverse college community.
Recently, college campuses have been central to events and causes such as Black Lives Matter, gender identity and expression, and women's rights that have put diversity in the spotlight. How do you foresee these types of movements impacting the climate on college campuses?
School Counselors should complete and submit an electronic recommendation form for each student who is applying to the Bridges Program. Counselors will receive an email from Miami University with a link to each student's recommendation form.
*Students are responsible for following up with their school counselor regarding the submission of the counselor recommendation. Students can check the status of their counselor recommendation by visiting their Applicant Status Page.
Questions? Check out our list of frequently asked questions for more information about the Bridges Program.
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