Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

Dr. Russell and HBCU student listening to another student.

The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program runs for six weeks every summer from mid-May to the end of June. We select 6-12 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) each year for the program.

Application Requirements

  • Junior or Senior at a HBCU/HSI
  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of research purpose/intent
  • Statement of educational goals

Application Deadline

March 2, 2020

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A summer stipend is provided to Bridge students to cover the cost of food and other living expenses. Alumnus Charles Barkley generously supports the Bridge Program to provide this opportunity for the students.


The Bridge Program provides student housing in dormitories on campus for the summer. Students will need to bring their own bedding and other items for the room.