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Bridges to the Future

Kansas Bridges to the Future
Kansas State University
343N Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 

785-532-5773
colsen@k-state.edu

Developing Scholars Program
Wildcat Landing, Suite 001
1800 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-532-5864
cortez@ksu.edu

About Bridges

Bridges to the Future is a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The over-arching goal of Bridges to the Future is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students with baccalaureate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and to set into motion pathways designed to increase the number of Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and other professional doctorates in those fields. The NIH grant supports transfer students who are specifically, Latino, African-American, and Native American students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Bridges provides a successful path for transfer students from southwest Kansas to begin their post-secondary pursuits at the local community college followed by transition to Kansas State University after two years.

Kansas State University has a long-standing history of partnership with southwest Kansas community colleges:

At K-State, Bridges students enter an established, highly successful undergraduate research program, the Developing Scholars Program (DSP), to support them academically and personally. Learn more about the Developing Scholars Program.

DSP provides seminars, workshops, lab experiences, and research internships to help students explore their options in biomedical and behavioral sciences.Through the Bridges program students are prepared to succeed in graduate school and establish thriving professional careers.

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