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Bridge to Success Scholars Program


thumbnail depicting the front cover of the Bridge to Success Scholars Program brochure -- click to viewThe Bridge to Success Scholars program provides entering freshmen an exposure to academic excellence in a 3-week summer college experience. The Bridge to Success Scholars program assists freshmen in their transition to university life in preparation for the demands of college academics and responsibilities. The program is open to all entering students who express a desire to improve their college readiness, or who wish to become acclimated to university life prior to the start of the regular fall semester.

The Bridge to Success Scholars program offers students:

  • an enriched academic experience to continue the development of skills in reading, writing, and mathematics,
  • strategies necessary for successful degree completion and graduation,
  • the importance of personal responsibility to meet the demands of college expectations,
  • afternoon, evening and weekend recreational activities led by student mentors, and
  • the use of UMFK's academic resources and the resources of the greater Fort Kent community.

The Bridge to Success Scholars program provides students the opportunity to experience life in UMFK's residential housing. Students earn 5 credits charged towards their Fall block tuition. Fees, Room & Board are charged separately. Financial aid is applied for through submitting the FAFSA for the fall academic year. To apply, please submit the application form.


students in knots -- participating in an ice breaking exercise
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
a girl stands near one of the trees recently planted<br>
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
scaling the climbing wall
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
students visit the falls on the Fish River
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
students playing indoor sports in the gym
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
a program participant reaching the top of the climbing wall
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
a Bridge to Success student scales a climbing wall
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
students looking into the hole in which they will be planting a tree
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
a group photo of Bridge to Success Program participants

Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.

a girl works her way up &nbsp;the climbing wall

Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.

students gather for a photo after having planted trees<br>
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
two Bridge students complete planting an evergreen near a building
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
another student scales the climbing wall
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
a group of students stand near a tree as they prepare for planting
Students participating in various activities as part of the Bridge to Success Scholars program.
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