College/Trade School Scholarships
At the heart of the original mission of the Bridge Project is the Scholarship Program, which has expanded from the original three students who attended the University of Denver in 1993 to 31 students in 2006-2007. In the past year, students attended the University of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Community College of Denver, Regis University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Colorado at Denver.
Scholarship students study a variety of subjects including engineering, criminal justice, neuroscience, psychology, graphic design, nursing, and business. Students also play an important role in the daily programming at each of the four sites by serving as tutors to aspiring young students in elementary, middle, and high school.
- Scholarship awards include tutition, books, fees, and other needs as determined individually
- Scholarship students are supported with mentoring, counseling, tutoring, case management and classes in writing, math and study skills
- Scholarship students are provided access to internships, job shadowing opportunities and career counseling
- Scholarship students also play an important role in the daily programming at each of the four sites by serving as Tutors to aspiring young students in elementary, middle, and high school.
Financial support for scholarships comes from private donations, sponsorships, and contributions from other scholarship organizations. The Bridge Project is responsible for the balance of tuition and fees not covered by external sources.
Twenty-nine scholarship students have graduated from college since the Scholarship Program began in 1993.