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Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Elevate your college experience with Bridge Scholars Plus! Exclusive to participants in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, this vibrant living-learning program taps into scholars’ full range of identities, knowledge, and experiences to develop innovations for social challenges that matter most to them. In collaboration with optiMize, BSP empowers scholars to make a meaningful impact in the world. 

Building on the community you created over the summer, we welcome you to gain a competitive edge through tailored resources and connections that will help you to excel academically, build foundational skills, and form lasting friendships. Immerse yourself in a supportive environment where you'll thrive both inside and outside the classroom. Apply here!

Program Requirements

By joining BSP, you are committing to the follwing expectations and opportunities:

BSP Scholars will sign-up via Sessions@Michigan for some co-curricular requirements.

  • Attend and engage in all optiMize Social Innovation Challenge sessions
    •  Anticipate a 2-3 hour weekly commitment for the fall semester, which includes a weekly 1-1.5 hour session with optiMize for the Social Innovation Challenge
  • Students must schedule a 30-minute optiMize/BSP Community check-in with the coordinator of BSP during the fall semester
  • Attend and engage in BSP welcome activities at the start of each semester
  • BSP programming series: 
    • Attend and engage in at least one of three workshop series events each semester 
    • Attend and engage in at least one BSP community building event each semester
  • Attend and engage in at least two BSP Resident Advisor activities each semester
  • Sign and return Bridge Scholars Plus Expectations and Agreement
  • BSP Program participants must reside in South Quad residence hall
  • Adhere to the expectations outlined in the Community Living at Michigan (CLAM) and the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Please note: Program requirements and active participation are necessary to remain within the BSP community.

*Program requirements may change slightly, with notice, up to the first day of fall classes.