Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge
To be eligible for participation the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program at the University of Kansas, you must...
- be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
- be currently enrolled at Haskell Indian Nations University;
- have a 2.5 minimum GPA;
- have a strong interest in a career in research; and
- possess strong math skills or have commitment to improve.
If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the Bridge program coordinator.
The purpose of the Bridge program is to achieve greater participation of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research. The term "bioscience" encompasses science majors that relate either directly or indirectly to human health. Examples include:
If you have an interest in these fields, or if you see yourself as a scientist, the Bridge program can help you get an early start on your career path.
The Bridge program is designed to support Haskell students as they prepare to transfer into a biomedical program at KU or another 4-year institution. To prepare for transferring, Bridge students...
- complete research experience in the lab of an experienced KU faculty mentor;
- take a seminar in research methods and experimental design;
- present at local symposia and national scientific meetings;
- may complete at least one course on the KU campus prior to transferring; and
- gain assistance with obtaining financial support at KU or the transfer institution.
A mentor is a KU or KU affiliated faculty member who can provide a research lab for a Bridge student. Because your mentor shapes your research experience, the program coordinator is available to help you identify potential faculty mentors that fit your research interests and career goals.
If you are a faculty member that is interested in hosting a Haskell student in your laboratory, please contact the Bridge program coordinator..
Yes! There are a number of financial resources available to help Bridge participants transfer to the University of Kansas, and the Bridge program coordinator and assistant are available to help you navigate these resources. Please visit our online financial toolkit for Bridge participants to learn about funding options that may be available to you if you choose to transfer to KU.
For all other questions or to request more information, please contact the Bridge program coordinator:
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
133 Ross Hall
Lawrence, KS 66046