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Bridges to the Bachelor’s sponsored by the National Institutes of Health is aimed at under-represented minority students who wish to pursue careers in the Biomedical Sciences

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Welcome! If you are African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, or member of any other ethnic/racial minority group that is under-represented in the biomedical sciences you may qualify for this unique program in Kansas.

What is it? Bridges to the Bachelor’s is a program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is aimed at under-represented minority students who wish to pursue careers in the Biomedical Sciences.

You may begin your studies at your community college and transfer to Kansas State University to complete your BS degree.

Kansas State University and 3 Kansas Community Colleges participate in this program: Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, and Seward County Community College.

This program offers full tuition at the community college and at Kansas State University to those who enter and continue with the program.

This program helps you become aware of career opportunities in the biomedical field while attending classes at your community college, allows you to obtain early research experience in the biomedical fields, and transition to a 4-year institution such as Kansas State University to complete your BS degree.

If you have an interest in health care, science, biology, psychology, nutrition, food science, chemistry, physics, math, veterinary science, applied social sciences or social work; or see yourself someday as a scientist; we can help you get a head start.

Participating Institution(s):
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Kansas State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Food Science & Nutrition
STEM Fields

Food Systems
Health Behavior & Education
Human Health & Nutrition
Physical Sciences
Social Behavior

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 10/27/2016
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