The STEM in Action Summer Bridge Program at Central State University is a five-week, fast-paced, and rigorous academic program for incoming Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Agriculture (STEM-Ag) freshmen students who have been admitted to Central State University.
Selected students will find this program essential to their successful transition to Central State as it will prepare them for college-level academics. Courses include classes in Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology, and CSU’s First-Year Experience program. Students will receive credit hours after completing the English course.
The STEM in Action Summer Bridge Program cultivates a diverse community of scholars and prepares them to engage actively with and meet the challenges of a college academic environment.
A stimulating and challenging academic experience in STEM-Ag
Personalized, comprehensive advising and tutoring
An intellectually and socially enriching residential experience
A small cohort of students from various backgrounds participate
Students will gain knowledge through classroom instruction and experiential opportunities
Students will live together in a residence hall, building a supportive community and network of friends
A student who completes the STEM in Action Summer Bridge Program will receive an annual scholarship of $6,000 for the first two years at CSU
Earn credit hours towards graduation
Get a jumpstart on college career
Gain confidence before school starts in the fall
Become familiar with the Central State University campus
Learn to optimize campus resources
Build a supportive network of faculty, staff, and peers that extends throughout their tenure at CSU
Establish relationships with academic counselors and advisers
Better understand faculty expectations and college culture
Students committed to attend CSU in fall 2019 and have paid the one-time, nonrefundable confirmation fee ($300 residential students | $105 commuter students).
High school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale or cumulative ACT Standardized Test score of 21 or above
Documented evidence per high school transcript of college preparation track in science and mathematics classes
Declared Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Agriculture major
U.S. citizen, nationals, refugee, or permanent resident
Funds will be awarded based upon financial aid and GPA requirements. Once eligibility has been determined, the scholarship recipients will be awarded a portion of the award each semester. Scholarships are non-refundable to the student and will be used only for expenses on the student’s accounts. Recipients need to:
Achieve and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester to sustain the Scholarship and remain a STEM-Ag major
Participate in periodic meetings regarding academic performance and attend professional development sessions
Maintain membership and service in appropriate major in professional organizations such as Society of Manufacturing Engineering, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and National Society of Black Engineers.
Maintain a 3.0 GPA – scholars who earn a GPA below 3.0 during a semester will be given one semester to raise their GPAs back to the required level
If you have received an invitation to participate in STEM in Action Summer Bridge Program click and apply online. An essay is required with your application. Describe in a one-page essay how this summer program will help you each your career goals.
Upon selection as a participant a REFUNDABLE application fee of $50 is required.
Morakinyo A.O. Kuti, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m.
*Scholarship award based on $6,000 each year for two years for a total of $12,000 for combined years of attendance. The scholarship covers the cost of attendance, including tuition, housing, and meals. The scholarship funds are non-refundable. Based on a student’s status, the scholarship may cover all or part of the funds needed to attend the University.