Eligibility Criteria

  • Current college student at a Tribal or Community College
  • Enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.

A complete Bridges application includes:

  • Essay: 1-2 pages (typed, double spaced, 12 point font) indicating: Why you are interested in Science and/or Health research? What is your major? What you hope to do for a living (career)? What school do you plan on obtaining your bachelor’s degree from?
  • Application form
  • Copy of all college/university transcripts, including current courses. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. 
  • Copy of Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or proof of Tribal Enrollment 
  • Two letters of recommendation: At least one of these letters needs to be from a college faculty member who is familiar with your science background.
  • Resume
**All items must be completed or application may not be considered