Bridges Program

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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. 


2018 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 21-22
Session II:
October 28-29
Session III:
November 4-5
Session IV:
November 11-12

Chillicothe

Columbus

Cincinnati

Dayton

Out of State

Akron

Cleveland

Toledo


Application

Application criteria include the following:

  • High school students graduating in 2019
  • Minimum of 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale or top 25% of graduating class
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
  • Test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT)

The Bridges Program application will be available later this summer.

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

Bridges Program Online Application

Personal Statement

School Counselors

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 Applicant Status Page.


FAQs

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


Contact Information

Office of Admission
513-529-2531
outreach@MiamiOH.edu