Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree
The "Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree" Program aims to increase the number of students in biomedical and behavioral science research, which can include the departments of biology, chemistry, matth, physics, psychology and sociology. Students who are historically underrepresented, have disabilities, and/or are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Our mission is to help students advance academically in the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and subsequently attain an advanced degree. The Program is a partnership between Lake Superior College and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Program starts June 4th and ends July 27th.
- Science -
The community/tribal college you attend provides the coursework needed to achieve the foundation for your science/math curriculum, along with the assistance of the Bridge Program Coordinators at your respective schools.
The Bridge Program provides students with academic and summer research experiences to improve math, science and laboratory skills. Ultimately, the goal of the Program is for you to seamlessly transfer to UMD as a junior.
- Benefits -
Bridge students may be compensated at a rate of $10.00/hour for up to 10 hours a week during the academic year as a research assistant in the laboratory/institution of a researcher, and 40 hours a week for 8 weeks during a summer research experience at UMD. This is an employer-employee relationship, so only hours spent in the laboratory performing research related or training exercises are paid. Qualified students have the opportunity to attend a science meeting to present their research. Travel costs are covered by the program. Also, an academic coach is available for individual assistance in courses.
- Requirements -
Students must be enrolled full-time at Lake Superior College or Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and enrolled in classes closely related to their science/math major. The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be interested in continuing their education in a science/math field. Students who are historically underrepresented, students with disabilities, and/or students with financial hardships are encouraged to apply.
- Selection Criteria -
All students interested in the program must complete and return the following:
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Two letters of support
Unofficial transcripts (from college/high school last attended)