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Scholars for Success in STEM Bridge Program


STEM is an acronym that stands for "Science Technology Engineering & Math." The Scholars for Success in STEM Bridge (S3 Bridge) Program is an excellent way for freshmen and transfer students from diverse backgrounds to prepare for the challenges of entering a STEM major. The program also plays an important role in fulfilling PSU's commitment to cultivating a vibrant and inclusive campus community. 

S3 Bridge scholars establish a supportive network of friends, peers, faculty, and staff through weekly meetings and occasional retreats. They develop academic skills that support STEM coursework, including how to:

  • Achieve in rigorous science, engineering, and math courses
  • Participate in study groups, review sessions, and seminars
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Navigate the PSU Campus and become familiar with university culture
  • Identify resources that will help them succeed

If you are interested in participating the S3 Bridge Program, please join our mailing list. We will contact you when more information about the application process become available.

Program Dates
The following program dates are a required to participate in S3.

  • Residential program starting 9am, September 21 – 3pm, September 23
  • Attend weekly seminars at 4pm-5:30pm on the following dates: October 2, 9,16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4

Applying to the Program
If you are interested in participating the S3 Bridge Program, please apply online. Applications will be recieved until all spots are filled. You must have a transcript handy when applying and be prepared to answer the following short answer essay questions (500 words each):

  • Why do you want to participate in this summer program?  Please be specific about what you want to achieve and how the program can help you achieve your goals.
  • Please evaluate your academic strengths and weakness.  Include a discussion of your academic, personal, and social growth over the past four years.
  • What people and /or activities have helped shape you to become the person you are today?  Why?
You can preview the application here

Questions? Check out our FAQ page or contact Yerewelle de Rouen, Recruitment and Outreach Manager at


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