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Bridge Component

The Summer BRIDGE Program was established to assist participants with their transition from high school to college

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Academic Component

Summer Component



Financial Aid Information

Visionary Youth Scholarships

Upward Bound Bridge participants are eligible for a four-year renewable scholarship per year to assist with continuing their education at UT Arlington.

All recipients must enroll at UT Arlington the fall semester following completion of the BRIDGE program. Recipients must maintain full-time status (12hrs) and a minimum grade point average to retain their scholarship for up to four years.

Academic Year GPA
Completion of First Year 2.50
Completion of Second Year 2.75
Completion of Third Year 2.75
Completion of Fourth Year 2.75

Following high school graduation, UB participants can earn up to 6 hours of college credit and at no cost to themselves or their families. The program is held during the second summer session at UT-Arlington. There is also no obligation or commitment to stay at UT-Arlington after the conclusion of the Bridge Program.

Academic success is the focus of the Bridge Program, as students are provided with resources such as tutoring, academic advising, and weekly academic success seminars. During the five-week summer session, students also participate in cultural activities and enjoy leisure activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The Summer Bridge Program Provides the following:

  • Residential housing on campus
  • Books, supplies and tutorial sessions needed for successful completion of course work (Course work is transferable to most other institutions of higher education)
  • Opportunities to visit scientific and career related institutions
  • Seminars that will give the studentsí knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be successful during their first year of college and beyond

The Bridge 2019 Application is now OPEN! In order to be eligible to Bridge, current UB participants must:

  • Complete Bridge Application
  • Be Accepted to The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Submit a complete Bridge Application
  • Submit your FAFSA 2019-2020 to UT-Arlington by April 1, 2019
  • Be active, engaged, and involved with UB throughout the academic year

Instructions and Bridge Policies are on the application. Please make sure to follow all directions when completing the application.

The Priority Deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019!
The Regular Deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2019!!

There will be no extensions granted under any circumstance. Please contact Mr. Zapata if you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns.

If you are seeking information regarding the Summer Bridge Program at The University of Texas at Arlington, that program is separate than our TRIO Bridge Program, which this website refers to. If you want more information regarding the Summer Bridge Program, please check this website for additional information. You may also contact the Office of Admissions for updated information.