LSAMP Bridge

The LSAMP Bridge Program offers incoming freshmen pursuing engineering an opportunity to receive academic and personal support through supplemental instruction resources, math and science workshops, professional development, and community.  As an LSAMP Bridge participant, a student is considered an active member of the nationwide LSAMP Alliance, with access to the LSAMP Travel Award Program, LSAMP Undergraduate Research program, opportunities to attend various conferences, and the LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Program.

The Bridge Program is comprised of two components, Summer and the Academic Year.

Bridge Academic Year Component (Aug.- May) includes

If the campus is open for Fall 2021

  • Mandatory tutoring for Math or Chemistry (based on the cohort's need)
  • Mandatory attendance of LSAMP Bridge community-building activities
  • Professional and career development activities/workshops
  • Required Enrollment in "First-Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator
  • Required volunteer service

If the campus is not open for Fall 2021

  • Mandatory online supplemental instruction for Math 
  • Attendance to virtual community-building activities
  • Virtual check-in by LSAMP Bridge Mentors
  • Required Enrollment in "First-Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required online advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator

Bridge Summer Component (traditional in-person) includes:

  • 5-week residential program 
  • Math & Chemistry for Engineers workshops
  • Academic Success Class
  • Community building activities 
  • Reduced rate in boarding and class fees
  • Most meals included
  • Professional/career development field trip to a company partner facility, possibly
    • W. L. Gore and Associates
    • Bechtel
    • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • University of Maryland Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
    • University of Maryland Astronomy Observatory

    For more information please contact Ms. Maldonado (



    • Show evidence of superior academic excellence and interest in engineering
    • Be an incoming freshman admitted to the University of Maryland, having confirmed attendance to University of Maryland, College Park
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
    • Be available during dates and fully participate in the program in all activities. 
    • Commit to registering for Achieving College Success: First Year Transition course for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 semesters



    2021 Bridge application for the academic year is now OPEN!!!


    Completed applications include:

    • Completed written prompts
    • Unofficial transcripts submission

    *REMINDER:  Student must be a citizen/permanent resident to apply

    Space is limited, deadline is August 18, 2021

    Decisions following the priority deadline will be made on a rolling basis.

    2021 Academic Year fee: $150



        Step 1:  Complete Bridge Summer Application with required documentation
        • Be sure to follow all instructions on application

        Step 2:  Ensure you're available for tutoring on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
        Step 3:  If selected you will need to complete and submit program documents by deadline given in emailed packet
        • Response will be provided as quickly as possible

        Step 4:  Pay participant fee




        Contact Information:

        Migdalia Maldonado
        LSAMP Program Coordinator