What is the Bridges Program?
This program helps you become aware
of career opportunities in the biomedical field while attending classes
at your community college, allows you to obtain early research experience
in the biomedical fields, and transition to a 4-year institution such
as Kansas State University to complete your BS degree.
Are the Bio-Medical Sciences for Me?
If you have an interest in health
care, science, biology, psychology, nutrition, food science, chemistry,
physics, math, veterinary science, applied social sciences or social
work; or see yourself someday as a scientist; we can help you
get a head start.
What are some of the activities that I will participate in as
a Bridge student?
- Visits by biomedical professionals
and scientists to your school
- Attend a one week research
experience course at KSU in late May to learn how scientists
work on problems, research equipment, how to use a library,
learn about ethics in science and becoming familiar with student
life on a large research campus
- Work with a Kansas State
University professor on a research project for a summer and
get paid after your 2nd year of community college
- Opportunity to gain real
research experience in your community
- An opportunity to visit Kansas
State University’s Open House in the spring to visit with
other faculty scientists and students working on research projects
What are the
advantages of becoming a Bridge student?
an early start in your career path
Work side by side
with a mentor
aptitude, critical thinking and analytical skills
to a network of staff and faculty
professional experience and career contacts
Work with others
in your peer and social group
Can I really afford
Once accepted into the Bridges
program, students will receive tuition scholarships at their community colleges
and at Kansas State University when they transfer
What type of student should
An interest in
biomedical sciences and mathematics
Strong work ethic
Desire to get ahead
in a career
A freshman or beginning
sophomore student from an under-represented group
How do I get more
information or apply to the program?