Skip to Main Content
Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Search for a program . . . find your future.

ASER-ECSU - Four Weeks Summer Bridge Program

Click Here to Learn More and Apply! 

Academic Level:
High School Students

Evidence-based and piloted comprehensive academic program for three years at ECSU. The project has both a four-weeks-long, summer bridge component and a full academic year academic support.

Bridge program modules are well-structured, integrated and comprehensive that include discussions on scientific literacy, critical thinking & study skills with activities that promote cognitive processing of information and problem-solving strategies with the goal of strengthening independent learning. In addition, during the four weeks period, students will attend intensive classes in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and will be encouraged to attend first year orientation and will be trained in the various online learning platforms students encounter as first year students. Furthermore, given that they register for fall classes at ECSU, at the completion of the summer bridge program, each participant will receive a stipend of $1200.

Academic year support include five-hour-per-week tutorials and a tiered mentorship by undergraduate peers, graduate students and faculty. Regular workshops will be organized during the academic year to encourage and prepare students for summer research experience at ECSU and elsewhere, a key component of student preparedness for a career in the sciences but especially so to those who intend to join graduate programs.

Application to CASER-ECSU will be open to all minority STEM majors accepted as freshmen to join ECSU. For selection, applicant's self-reported commitment to a STEM career and supporting recommendations from high school teachers and counselors will be used.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)
Elizabeth City State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

STEM Education
Under-Represented Minorities

Learn More and Apply!

This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Education

Page last updated 8/17/2021 10:30:32 AM
Click here to submit updates to this program listing!


a flag denotes an institution that is the lead of an allianceInstitution that is the lead of an alliance

An exclamation point denotes a program with an upcoming deadlineUpcoming deadline

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram includes a study abroad component

icon indicating a short-term opportunityDifferent from a program, an opportunity is generally short-term; they include paid workshops, travel funds, or professional development opportunities

icon indicating a nationwide programNationwide programs are not based at individual institutions

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram Just Posted

a suitcase denotes portable fundingPortable Funding

a globe denotes funding for international studentsFunds International Students

a checkbox denotes a program recently updatedProgram recently updated