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    Bridge Scholars Program

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    2021 Dates: August 1 - 13


    The Bridge Scholars Program is a year-long program that offers a welcoming community, supportive mentoring, and engaging and challenging coursework for first year students. Bridge Scholars arrive on campus two weeks before the start of New Student Orientation and enroll in a rigorous two-week intensive interdisciplinary course to experience the student-centered CC classroom, learn about the supportive network of campus resources, work closely with student mentors and faculty mentors, and engage in a vibrant community fellow scholars.

    Students are invited to join the Bridge Scholars Program based on a holistic review process, taking into consideration:

    • if the student is among the first in their family to attend college (first-generation students),
    • if the student is a member of the QuestBridge program, other community programs, or the Colorado College fly-in program,
    • if the student comes from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented at Colorado College,
    • the educational resources, enrichment opportunities, and mentoring resources available at the student's high school.



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    During the first year, scholars will have multiple opportunities to engage with student and faculty mentors, attend personal and academic growth events , and create life-long friendship with their peers. The program curriculum is designed specifically for students with diverse interests and strengths, assisting their transition from high school to college life and empowering students to design and pursue their college goals.

    Read more about the program's goals.

    Bridge scholars will also have the opportunity to take part in a special BSP Outdoor Leadership Program, the First SCoRe science research experience Program, and the BSP Financial Literacy Program

    Admitted students who qualify for the Bridge Scholar Program will receive an invitation to join. If you have not received an invitation but are interested in participating in the Bridge Scholar Program, please contact the program by emailing


    Emily Chan
    Associate Professor of Psychology,
    Bridge Scholars Program Director
    Department of Psychology

    Jim Burke
    Director of Summer Session
    Office of Summer Session

    Belinda Barrientos
    Administrative Assistant 
    Office of the Provost