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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. 

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S3 Bridge Scholars will join a supportive network of friends, peers, faculty, and staff through workshops, seminars, and occasional retreats. Scholars will develop academic skills that support their success in STEM, including:

  • 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



Both scholars and their peer mentors are expected to attend bi-monthly seminar & workshop events held on weekday afternoons. Students will receive a schedule of seminars and a shared Google Calendar which details the content covered and location of the seminar/workshop. Retreats/activities may be held on Saturdays with advance notice.These events will be marked as MANDATORY.




To get the most out of this program as a mentee & scholar, you must make a meaningful effort to grow as a learner and: 


  • Meet with your peer-mentor 1-on-1 at least twice a term 
  • Turn in mentee reports after 1-on-1 meetings
  • Attend all S3 seminars and scheduled events  
  • Check-in with S3 Bridge supervisor once a month 
  • Submit Academic Progress reports in Fall and Winter terms
  • Check-in with your Academic Advisor at least once a term
  • Respond to S3 Bridge program emails in a reasonable time frame (1-2 business days for email)

Applying to the Program
If you are interested in applying to the program, please fill out the online application. The Fall 2016 application is now closed. However, if you wish to join please email the MCECS Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention Coordinator, Joyce Pieretti ( 

Questions? Check out our FAQ page or contact Joyce Pieretti at