Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

An intensive summer academic and research experience for prospective graduate students

Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

At Auburn University School of Kinesiology

About Us

Group of 8 Summer Bridge students with 2 kinesiology grad students and 2 VCOM Osteopathic Medicine professionals.The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program was initiated by Dr. Jared Russell, a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and the Director of Student Development. The program aids in the recruitment and transition of junior and 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 for prospective students, while providing a bridge process between undergraduate study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and graduate study at Auburn University.

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  • About Jared Russell, Ph.D.
    About Jared Russell, Ph.D.

    Read Jared's story and learn about his accomplishments.

  • Application

    Information for prospective Bridge Students and how to apply.

  • News/Media

    Articles featuring the Bridge Program and its amazing students.

  • Profiles

    Meet former participants, staff, and mentors.

  • Research

    Research Labs at the School of Kinesiology.

  • Resources

    Information and materials for current Bridge students.

Contact Us

School of Kinesiology
Auburn University
301 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849

Jared Russell, Ph.D. is the founder of the Bridge Program and the College of Education’s Chief Diversity Officer.

Jared Russell, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
COE Director of Student Development

Portia Williams, Ph.D. student

Program Coordinator
College of Education Graduate Assistant