Welcome TRIO/ SSS Summer Bridge

submitted by cheathak@augsburg.edu

Twenty-five new Auggies begin their journey at Augsburg with TRIO/ SSS Summer Bridge! This five-week academic program is offered to Augsburg TRIO/ SSS eligible first-year students (first generation, low income, and/or have a disability, and meet academic need requirements). Summer Bridge runs Sunday, July 9th through Thursday, August 10th, 2017.

Summer Bridge students will take REL 100: Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning with Dr. Mark Tranvik, and COM 111: Public Speaking with Dr. Bob Groven. Students will participate in Supplemental Instruction sessions, attend workshops to learn more about Augsburg and college life, and take part in social and cultural enrichment activities. The students will develop a strong sense of community through learning and living together.

The Summer Bridge program and TRIO/ SSS are jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Augsburg. Additional funding is provided by the Minnesota Department of Education and the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Once again, we will offer full-tuition per year up to four year Promise Grants to eligible Summer Bridge participants upon successful completion of the TRIO/ SSS Summer Bridge program! Students must also meet additional requirements throughout the academic year as part of the Summer Bridge Promise Grant. Thanks to everyone who continues to help us make this program a huge success every year!

Questions about the program may be directed to the TRIO/ SSS office 612-330-1311, email triosss@augsburg.edu, or visit our web page at http://www.augsburg.edu/triosss.