Cal-Bridge
Opens Mar 1 2024 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Apr 10 2024 11:59 PM (PDT)
Description


General Info

Cal-Bridge creates opportunities for historically underrepresented groups, including women, underrepresented minorities (URMs), members of the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and first generation students, to participate and advance in STEM fields including physics, astronomy, computer science, computer engineering, and math to increase their numbers in PhD programs targeting our UC and other partner institutions.

Program Highlights

  • Three years of scholarship funding: last two years of undergraduate and a portion of the first year of graduate tuition and fees
  • Assignment of two mentors: one from a UC campus, one from the student’s home CSU campus
  • Extensive mentoring in academics and professional development to assist in completion of their bachelor’s degrees and applying for graduate school
  • Summer research opportunities at the participating UC campuses
  • Opportunities to present results at regional and national conferences

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Cal-Bridge, an applicant must be:

  • Be currently enrolled in a CSU or currently enrolled in a California community college and expecting to transfer to a CSU in the coming Fall. Acceptance to Cal-Bridge is contingent upon acceptance and enrollment to a CSU by the Fall of the Cal-Bridge application year.
  • Be majoring in physics, astronomy, computer science, or mathematics.
  • Have an expected graduation date for your Bachelor's Degree between Fall 2025 - Spring 2026.
  • Demonstrate academic ability or potential.
  • Be motivated to attend graduate school to study physics, astronomy, or related fields at a participating UC or another institution (however, please note that only Cal-Bridge scholars who matriculate to a graduate program at a UC will receive financial aid for graduate study)

Please note: you will be required to complete an eligibility check questionnaire before you are able to start an application. If the result of that questionnaire is that you are not eligible, and you feel that this result is an error (for instance you feel there are extenuating circumstances), please email us at the email at the bottom of this page. When you email us please provide your full name (as it appears in your SM Apply account), the eligibility requirement you did not meet, and what your circumstances are that you believe should exempt you from the requirement. Once you send the email, please allow for up to 7 business days for a response.

Application Information

  • Academic information, such as your major, GPA, etc.
  • Undergraduate transcripts from ALL institutions. Unofficial transcripts are ok, make sure they are not password protected. 
  • A graduation plan demonstrating that you can graduate in the 2025-2026 academic year. The plan should be uploaded using the fillable PDF supplied here. **Transfer students only: you will not be required to provide this form by the application deadline; however, we encourage you to begin working on it now. Plans not initially submitted with the application will be requested during the selection process.
  • Contact information of two (2) faculty members who will provide recommendation letters.
    • The application will allow you to request these letters prior to completion of the applications. Follow instructions in the application to send recommendation letter requests. 
    • Recommenders will then be sent an email allowing them to upload their recommendation letters themselves. 
  • Three short essays (250-500 words each)
  • Financial aid awards are dependent on filing a FAFSA form prior to each academic year. We strongly recommend filing your FAFSA for the coming academic year before the Cal-Bridge application deadline or as soon as possible thereafter. Financial scholarships* cannot be determined, nor awarded without the FASFA submitted in a timely manner.
  • Application deadline is April 10, 2024

For questions, contact the Cal-Bridge program at calbridge@cpp.edu.

Apply

Cal-Bridge



General Info

Cal-Bridge creates opportunities for historically underrepresented groups, including women, underrepresented minorities (URMs), members of the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and first generation students, to participate and advance in STEM fields including physics, astronomy, computer science, computer engineering, and math to increase their numbers in PhD programs targeting our UC and other partner institutions.

Program Highlights

  • Three years of scholarship funding: last two years of undergraduate and a portion of the first year of graduate tuition and fees
  • Assignment of two mentors: one from a UC campus, one from the student’s home CSU campus
  • Extensive mentoring in academics and professional development to assist in completion of their bachelor’s degrees and applying for graduate school
  • Summer research opportunities at the participating UC campuses
  • Opportunities to present results at regional and national conferences

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Cal-Bridge, an applicant must be:

  • Be currently enrolled in a CSU or currently enrolled in a California community college and expecting to transfer to a CSU in the coming Fall. Acceptance to Cal-Bridge is contingent upon acceptance and enrollment to a CSU by the Fall of the Cal-Bridge application year.
  • Be majoring in physics, astronomy, computer science, or mathematics.
  • Have an expected graduation date for your Bachelor's Degree between Fall 2025 - Spring 2026.
  • Demonstrate academic ability or potential.
  • Be motivated to attend graduate school to study physics, astronomy, or related fields at a participating UC or another institution (however, please note that only Cal-Bridge scholars who matriculate to a graduate program at a UC will receive financial aid for graduate study)

Please note: you will be required to complete an eligibility check questionnaire before you are able to start an application. If the result of that questionnaire is that you are not eligible, and you feel that this result is an error (for instance you feel there are extenuating circumstances), please email us at the email at the bottom of this page. When you email us please provide your full name (as it appears in your SM Apply account), the eligibility requirement you did not meet, and what your circumstances are that you believe should exempt you from the requirement. Once you send the email, please allow for up to 7 business days for a response.

Application Information

  • Academic information, such as your major, GPA, etc.
  • Undergraduate transcripts from ALL institutions. Unofficial transcripts are ok, make sure they are not password protected. 
  • A graduation plan demonstrating that you can graduate in the 2025-2026 academic year. The plan should be uploaded using the fillable PDF supplied here. **Transfer students only: you will not be required to provide this form by the application deadline; however, we encourage you to begin working on it now. Plans not initially submitted with the application will be requested during the selection process.
  • Contact information of two (2) faculty members who will provide recommendation letters.
    • The application will allow you to request these letters prior to completion of the applications. Follow instructions in the application to send recommendation letter requests. 
    • Recommenders will then be sent an email allowing them to upload their recommendation letters themselves. 
  • Three short essays (250-500 words each)
  • Financial aid awards are dependent on filing a FAFSA form prior to each academic year. We strongly recommend filing your FAFSA for the coming academic year before the Cal-Bridge application deadline or as soon as possible thereafter. Financial scholarships* cannot be determined, nor awarded without the FASFA submitted in a timely manner.
  • Application deadline is April 10, 2024

For questions, contact the Cal-Bridge program at calbridge@cpp.edu.

Apply
Opens
Mar 1 2024 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Apr 10 2024 11:59 PM (PDT)