LSAMP Bridge Program for Scientists and Engineers | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
COVID-19 Update: Planning for Bridge 2020 will continue until otherwise advised.  Applicants will be notified of updates as information is received.

LSAMP Bridge

The LSAMP Bridge Program offers incoming freshmen pursuing engineering an opportunity to receive academic and personal support through tutoring 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 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 Summer Component 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
    • The Boeing Company
    • Booz, Allen, Hamilton
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • University of Maryland Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
    • University of Maryland Astronomy Observator

Bridge Academic Year Component includes:

  • Mandatory tutoring for Math or Chemistry (based on the cohort's need)
  • Required Enrollment in "First Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator
  • Required volunteer service


For more information please use the link below to sign up for a virutal information session.

Bridge Virtual Information Session


  • 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
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Be able to live on campus for 5 weeks during the program and fully participate in all program activities and not work during that time
  • Commit to registering for Achieving College Success: First Year Transition course for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters

Click here to apply for the 2020 Bridge Summer Program.  

Completed applications include:

  • Completed written prompts
  • Citizenship documentation
  • Unofficial transcripts submission

Space is limited.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

There is a $425 participant fee for the program, which includes:

  • Enrollment in 4 college credits
  • Calculus textbook (can be used for Calc I-III)
  • Madatory fees
  • Housing
  • Most meals, parents/guardins will be responsible for all other meals

The average cost for summer housing and four credits is approx. $6000

  • Four credits at $374/each (MD resident rate): $1496
  • Mandatory fee: $280 (on campus)
  • On campus housing for one week, including two meals: approx. $923.
Step 1:  Complete Bridge Summer Application with required documentation
  • Be sure to follow all instructions on application

Step 2:  Complete University Math Placement Test
  • Be productive while you wait for a response, every UMD student must complete this test

Step 3:  If selected you will need to complete and submit program documents by deadlie given in packet
  • Response will be provided as quickly as possible

Step 4:  Pay participant fee

Step 5:  Attend opening reception and MOVE IN

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: May 8, 2020                                             

2020 Program Dates: June 21, 2020- July 24, 2020



Contact Information:

Migdalia Maldonado
LSAMP Program Coordinator
Phone: 301-405-3882