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WHAT IS SI BRIDGES TO THE BACCALAUREATE?


Training and support for SI Bridges scholars occurs while you are a community college student. Eligible students apply to the program in the fall of their freshman or sophomore year. Accepted scholars participate in a two-year program that has the following key features:

  • Paid professional training in biomedical and behavioral science (BBS) research through seminars, innovative courses, and group and individual research experiences
  • Strong multi-faceted mentoring, academic advising, tutoring and counseling
  • Professional development activities that include enhancement of communication and academic skills, success strategies, career planning, and exposure to BBS disciplines

Following completion of the program, scholars will transfer to SIU to complete the Baccalaureate Degree in a BBS field. 

Want to learn more about the biomedical and behavioral science research? Visit our BBS Research FAQ page.

HOW WILL THE PROGRAM BENEFIT YOU?

The SI Bridges program will give you a leg up as you pursue educational and career-oriented goals. You will be a part of something exciting and transformative. Here are some of the advantages of participating in our program:

  • Every activity in SI Bridges is a paid experience 
  • SI Bridges enhances professional skills through research and academic training
  • Your career will move forward by engaging in cutting-edge research that aligns with your interests
  • You will explore career opportunities few undergraduates know about
  • You will be part of a community of learners who provide mutual support
  • You will be more prepared and receive more support to transfer to a four year institution
  • SI Bridges will enhance your chances of going on to graduate school and/or entering a high-paying career
  • You will be trained to make significant contributions in the areas of human health and well-being

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

SI Bridges does have eligibility requirements. Visit the eligibility page to determine if you are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Are you ready to apply to SI Bridges? Click here to learn how.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about eligibility, the application process or anything else about SI Bridges, we encourage you to contact us.