The Bridges Program at Binghamton University with our three partner community colleges: Monroe  Community College, Onondaga Community College, and Westchester Community College, provides support to full-time underrepresented community college students from our partner CCs.  These students must be interested in pursuing science.  The support includes a paid 8-week summer science research experience at Binghamton University.($5500 total pay for 8 weeks), along with tutoring, advising, workshops, and conference attendance. The goal of the Bridges Program is to help Bridges scholars transition from a 2-year community college to a 4-year institution.  The application deadline is March 25, 2022 or until all research positions are filled. Please email bridges@binghamton.edu with any questions. 

What are the advantages of participating in the bridges to the baccalaureate program?

At the community college:

  • Personal contact with a Bridges mentor
  • Increased access to tutoring

At Binghamton University:

  • Two-day hosted orientation at Binghamton University in spring.
  • Paid ($600 per week) 8-week summer research experience at Binghamton University.
  • Opportunity to a research conference in July, all expenses paid. MORE INFO
  • Guaranteed admission to Binghamton University provided at minimum 2.7 gpa is maintained both in science courses and overall at the community college.
  • Customized, 1 credit course, "The Culture of Science" in first fall semester at BU
  • Guaranteed access to support programs at Binghamton Universtiy including CSTEP, LSAMP, McNair Scholars Program, Charles Drew, Student Support Services, Center for Academic Excellence, and more.
Addelis Agosto of Onondaga Community College speaks to associate professor of biological sciences Anne Clark about the behaviors of crows Agosto captured on video around campus.

Some Past Bridges Faculty Mentors: