Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program was initiated by Dr. Jared Russell, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and the Director of Student Development. It is an intensive summer academic and research experience for prospective graduate students. The program aids in the recruitment and transition of junior/senior level undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups into Auburn’s School of Kinesiology graduate programs. Participants are provided with faculty mentorship, graduate-level academic preparation, and meaningful research, teaching, service, and outreach opportunities. The major objectives are to promote School of Kinesiology graduate programs and to offer an enriching experience, while providing a bridge process between undergraduate study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and graduate study at Auburn University.

The 2015 six-week program was June 2, 2015 to July 18, 2015, and brought in seven students from five HBCUs. This year we had 10 students from various HBCUs from June 8, 2016, to July 27, 2016.

Applications will be made available every January and are due by the first week of March. Notifications of acceptance are sent via email the first week of April.