Business Leaders Owning Opportunity Matters (BLOOM) Bridge

BLOOM students with certificates

Are you curious about a career in the business field? Would you like to transfer to a four-year college at some point in the future? Are you interested in free Business courses at STCC? Do you want to know more about the benefits of an internship at KPMG?

BLOOM Bridge empowers female-identifying and underrepresented students to participate in a summer bridge program for those who may be interested in majoring in a business program, a business career, or transferring into a business program at a four-year college or university.

By removing the barrier of cost for underrepresented students, STCC seeks to strengthen partnerships and enhance existing diversity pipelines with local high schools.

Program Benefits

  • Free tuition for English Composition (ENG-101), Statistics (MAT-115), and First Year Experience (FYE-101) for the Summer term. That's up to 7 FREE college credits!
  • Peer mentoring, tutoring, and academic support
  • Career networking and mentoring from leaders in accounting, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship fields
  • Access to dedicated peer mentors
  • Participation in trips and workshops
  • A $400 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

Mentoring and Support

Female Leadership and Mentoring Program (LEAD)

BLOOM students will automatically be enrolled in the Female Leadership and Mentoring Program (LEAD) at STCC to enhance their academic and career success in the business career or transfer programs.


Students will also gain access to industry advice, mentoring, and networking with professionals in the accounting, audit, and tax fields through our partnership with KPMG.

Grant funding from KPMG’s Reaching New Heights Program will be used to provide career exploration, peer mentoring, tutoring, academic support, and tuition for three courses needed for the Business program.

Interested in the BLOOM Program?

If you are interested in enrolling yourself in the BLOOM program or would like to learn more about how you can partner with us, please complete this interest form and we will contact you!