Bridges Scholars

The Bridges Program is one of Miami University’s premier pre-college visit programs. Bridges Program alumni are invited to participate in the Bridges Scholars Program, an exclusive opportunity devoted to creating a successful transition to and through Miami.

This initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Admission and the Student Success Center. It was uniquely designed to intentionally develop a community around Bridges Program alumni and connect students with activities and resources geared toward success at Miami and beyond. 

Those who have been invited can learn more about the program and sign up to participate during a special session on Day 1 of Summer Orientation.  

Bridges Scholars highlights:

  • Participation opportunities from day one through graduation
  • Involvement in the Bridges Scholars student organization
  • Bridges Living Learning Community
  • Scholarly experiences
  • Success coaching
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Building a professional network of faculty, staff, and students
  • Social activities
  • Preparation for graduate school and/or career
  • Connecting with Bridges Program participants via volunteer opportunities such as hosting, assisting with the program, or outreach activities

Dr. Monica Y. Adkins will serve as your Success Coach by offering advice, guidance, support, and advocacy with the goal of eliminating any barriers to college persistence and graduation.

Students who sign up for the Bridges Scholars Program are encouraged to apply to participate in the MADE@Miami Conference, to be held August 20 - 22, 2019. This two-and-a-half-day, pre-semester program allows participants to move in early, make important connections, and engage in leadership and other activities to get a jump-start on their Miami education. A special welcome will be held for Bridges Scholars Program participants prior to the start of the conference.

Apply to the MADE@Miami Conference

Many Bridges Scholars Program participants are also welcome to participate in other invitation-only success programs, such as:

  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Miami Access Scholars
  • Miami GradU8 Program
  • Scholastic Enhancement Program
  • University Academic Scholars Program
  • University Honors Program

Monica Adkins

Monica Y. Adkins, Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Bridges Scholars Coordinator 


Jonika Moore

Jonika Moore
Senior Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives