Summer Bridge Scholars Program

Founded 20 years ago, the Summer Bridge Scholars Program at Northeastern University has grown into an award-winning university institution with a track record of fostering community and supporting students who go on to achieve great things at Northeastern and beyond.

Prepare for Excellence

Taking place each summer on the Boston campus, the Summer Bridge Scholars Program provides an opportunity for engagement and pre-enrollment support to first-year, U.S.-based underserved students, including those who are first-generation, are from under-resourced schools, or have a lower socioeconomic status.

Summer Bridge is designed to help you begin your Northeastern journey with a preview of the academic experience, an exploration of identity within a diverse educational setting, insight into the valuable resources available to you, and opportunities to build a supportive community of faculty, mentors, and new friends.

What to Expect

Through this program, you will begin to chart your academic path, build your network in your college or program, and form lasting relationships across all the colleges at Northeastern. You will have the opportunity to participate in various fun and engaging programming alongside other first-year scholars, including team building, leadership development, group activities, and more. Throughout the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, you will connect with faculty, staff, and current students, establishing a strong network before beginning your classes.

Connect with Your College

Summer Bridge includes opportunities for breakout sessions with your college, helping you understand the fundamentals and expectations of your college and giving you a valuable foundation when classes begin. 

Build Your Community

In addition to preparing you for academic success, Summer Bridge is also an opportunity for fellowship and belonging. Through interactive workshops and academic previews with your peers, you will get to know your new community. 

Achieve Your Goals

From international Rhodes Scholars to Goldwater Award winners, Summer Bridge alumni have become leaders in their fields. Through your Summer Bridge participation, you will become part of this growing network of scholars from every discipline and college, with outstanding opportunities for mentorship and collaboration. 

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How to apply

Eligible students can log in to their Application Status Check to access the application for the Summer Bridge Scholars Program.

Summer Bridge believes in fostering an inclusive environment for students and their families. If you or your family has any questions about the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, please contact us.