Bridges Program

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit program for high-achieving high school seniors who have a commitment to and appreciation for cultural diversity.

Applications for the 2015 Bridges Program are closed.

Bridges Program Scholarship

Students who successfully complete the program, apply and are accepted for fall 2016 admission, and enroll full time at Miami University's Oxford campus will be eligible to receive a scholarship. Last year, Bridges Program participants received scholarships ranging from $2,500 to full tuition annually.

2015 Bridges Program Dates

Students should choose one session to attend (to be declared on the application). Round-trip transportation will be provided from select cities, and airports for the sessions below:

Bridges Program Dates and Locations
Session I:
October 25-26
Session II:
November 1-2
Session III:
November 8-9
Session IV:
November 15-16





Out of State





Application criteria include the following:

  • High school students graduating in 2016
  • Minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or top 25% of graduating class
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
  • Test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT)

To apply, please submit the documents below. The application deadline is September 21, 2015.

Bridges Program application documents and who should submit them
To be submitted by Documents

Bridges Program Online Application

Please complete the application to be considered for the Bridges program. Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2015, 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.

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 please respond to the statement below:

Tell us how you define diversity, what diversity means to you, and how you will contribute to a diverse college community.

School Counselor

Counselor Recommendation 

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 application status page.


Questions? Check out our list of frequently asked questions for more information about the Bridges Program.  

Contact Information

Office of Admission
(513) 529-2531