Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for participation in the Bridge Program at the University of Kansas, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident currently enrolled at Haskell Indian Nations University.   You must 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.  If you have an interest in bioscience fields, or if you see yourself as a scientist, the Bridge Program can help you get an early start on your career path.

In addition to providing students with a mentored research experience and supplemental coursework, the Bridge Program also provided personalized academic counseling, assistance applying to for financial support programs, local presentation opportunities, and travel support to attend national meetings.

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. A list of relevant departmental websites is available as a mentor search starting point.

Yes!  There are a number of financial resources available to help Bridge participants transfer to the University of Kansas, and the Bridge Program Coordinator is available to help you navigate these resources.  Please visit our online KU transfer 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

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