Summer Bridge Program

Dates: July 5 - Aug 11, 2022
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022

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Program Description

The STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge program offers incoming Fall 2022 students registered in a STEM major or as an Undeclared/General Studies student, a headstart towards their first semester on campus. This summer the participants will receive their first Math (3 credit MAT124) and Composition 1 (3 credit ENG101) classes.  The students will participate in an intense Math bootcamp and Blackboard training sessions the week before Summer Session II to prepare them for their math and English classes.  Students will also receive free supplies, tutoring, and advising which will be continued until they graduate or transfer to a university. They will also have opportunities to participate in enriching STEM experiences, events, and activities throughout the academic year. 

This program also increases awareness and familiarity with STCC campus resources such as tutoring, the library, STEM majors, financial aid, advising, registration, and career counseling. Former STEM Starter Academy students have reported stronger connections with faculty and staff. 

Students will earn a $500 stipend upon successful completion of BOTH the math and English courses with a C grade or higher. Students will also have opportunities to apply for internships and scholarships.

Program Requirements

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Registered for at least ONE Fall 2022 course
  • Enrolled in a STEM degree program or as a undeclared/general studies student

Student Success and Testimonials