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About the Program

BRIDGE+ is an equity-based excellence program is a collaboration between the UConn School of Engineering & Vergnano Institute for Inclusion, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy. This program aims to support incoming graduate students that have been historically excluded, underrepresented, or marginalized in STEM.

The goals of this program are:

Preparation Community Mentorship
From Path to PhD to Hidden Curriculum: Developing incoming students to be confident scholar-leaders Creating a much-needed interdisciplinary community that are often “the only” in their respective disciplines Connecting students with mentors at UConn and beyond that care about the whole human

Students who participate in the 2022 program will:

  • Be given a $2000 stipend to aid with housing, moving and other expenses to transition
  • Participate in 3 weeks of programming on the Storrs campus
  • Have opportunities to meet with their advisors during the 3-week program to prepare for the semester and their career
  • Have continued mentoring, support, and workshops during the academic year(s)

To learn more about the types of activities we do during the program, you can look at our past schedule located on our website or feel free to directly reach out to us!

Applications for the 2023-2023  Cohort are open!

Program dates are August 7 - 25, 2023! 

Apply HERE

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