Bridges Program

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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 2021 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.


2020 Bridges Program Dates

The 2020 Bridges Program will be hosted as a virtual program this year due to COVID-19. Dates to access and complete the virtual program will be within the timeframe of October 12-November 6, and students will receive a schedule of activities upon admission to the program.


Application

Application criteria include the following:

  • High school students graduating in 2021
  • 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) are NOT required

To apply, please submit the documents below by the extended deadline: October 5, 2020.

Bridges Program application documents and who should submit them:
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Students

Bridges Program Online Application

Please complete the application to be considered for the Bridges Program. Applications will be accepted until October 5, 2020, 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

As part of your Bridges Program application, you will be asked to include a 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 each, please respond to both prompts below:

  • Tell us how you define diversity, equity, and inclusion; what those words mean to you; and how you will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college community.
  • Recently, college campuses have been central to events and causes such as Black Lives Matter, gender identity and expression, and women's rights that have put diversity in the spotlight. How do you foresee these types of movements impacting the climate on college campuses?
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

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