About the Scholarship
The Bridge Scholarship is a merit-based, full-tuition award for graduating seniors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions who would benefit from a year of academic study at a leading research university. Scholarship recipients enroll in 2 courses per quarter, earning a total of 600 units of credit for the academic year.
Subject to availability and qualifications, students are eligible to enroll in graduate or undergraduate level courses in the University of Chicago’s graduate divisions and schools, with the exceptions of the Booth School of Business, the Law School, and the Pritzker School of Medicine.
The program will benefit numerous kinds of student. Those seeking to explore academic disciplines in greater depth will be encouraged to take courses across the University of Chicago's graduate divisions. Students who wish to expand their research in a graduate or interdisciplinary setting can take full advantage of the University's resources. Finally, students wanting a first-hand experience of professional schools are encouraged to sample coursework and engage with faculty at the Harris School of Public Policy, the School of Social Service Administration, and the Divinity School.
50% of the 2016-17 cohort has matriculated to graduate programs at the University.
60% of the 2017-18 cohort has matriculated to graduate programs (30% within the University of Chicago and 30% to other graduate programs beyond the University of Chicago).