The Bridges Program provides students attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), and Lake Superior College (LSC) with a fellowship to a training program in biomedical research. The Program provides educational support and training in laboratory-based research.
The Bridges Program is a partnership between Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Lake Superior College, and the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences Research (GM137862).
- Stipend – Annually $13,368; $1,114 monthly
- Tuition and fees
- Travel to scientific meetings – $1,000 per year
- Laboratory supplies for faculty-directed research – $1,000 per year
- Mentoring by science faculty and program staff
- Career development workshops
- Participation in biomedical research
- Attendance at a national research conference in Biomedical Sciences
- Must be enrolled full-time at FDLTCC or LSC, enrolled in science and/or math courses, and actively pursuing an AA/AS degree, with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen national or permanent resident. Permanent residents must have a registration card I-551.
- Students should be from an underrepresented group. The definition of an underrepresented group is defined by NIH/NIGMS.
All students interested in the Program must complete and return the following: