Bridging the Equity Gap Scholarship

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The Time for Opportunity and Achievement

Eliminating equity gaps in educational outcomes and racist institutional practices fosters an equitable and just community for Black and Indigenous students. Improving your experience from initial college exploration to life beyond Minneapolis College is our number one priority.

Bridging the Equity Gap Scholarship Program (Bridge Scholars) is an opportunity for Black and Indigenous male students to be a part of a community engaged in experiential learning, mentorship and leadership. Through academic, social and cultural support, students will be equipped with a quality education and the tools to see greatness in themselves, others and the greater community.

Bridge Scholars receive academic support and coaching, peer engagement, mentoring and financial assistance, including:

  • Financial aid completion assistance
  • Scholarship funding
  • An academic support system to assist in their success
  • Academic support through the Academic Success Center
  • 1:1 academic advising
  • On-campus cohort activities, meals, retreats, service-learning opportunities
  •  A cohort system for social and cultural support

Whether your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree or complete a skilled labor degree, this program will provide the leadership experience and cultural responsiveness essential for the 21st century.