Bridges Program

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About the Bridges Program

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an engaging experience that provides an inside look of Miami University to prospective students. This program invites high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations, as well as students who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity, to engage with our current students, faculty, and staff. The program attracts students who represent various diverse identities — racial/ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic.

Bridges Program Scholarship

Students who complete the Bridges Program, apply, are accepted, and enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2022 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. Last year, Bridges scholarship values ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 annually. Students can "stack" this scholarship with other Miami awards, which means multiple scholarships can be used for student expenses. In fact, most Bridges participants receive multiple awards, for total values ranging from half to full tuition.

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 Bridges Program academic experience
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2021 Bridges Program Dates

The 2021 Bridges Program dates have passed. Dates for the 2022 Bridges Program will be available late spring/early summer 2021.


2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Miami’s Bridges Program has been awarded one of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity. This award recognizes the unique and innovative efforts for improving access to science, technology, engineering, and math for underrepresented students.

2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity


Student accepted to the Bridges Program usually meet the following application criteria:

  • High school students graduating in 2022
  • Minimum of 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or top 25% of graduating class
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
  • Test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT) are NOT required

The application for the 2021 Bridges Program is now closed. More information regarding the 2022 application and program details will be available in summer 2022.


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

Contact Information

Office of Admission