Student Application for 2020/2021 Program

Due Date: November 30, 2020 at 12 pm

Recruitment: (renewable yearly based on performance and good standing)


BRDG is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of first-generation college students majoring in engineering and computer science.


General Requirements

  • Engineering and computer science majors

  • First-generation college students

  • Local to the southern LA/OC area

  • Graduating in 2022

Note: Students with financial aid are preferred and highly encouraged to apply


Overview: This bridge program is designed to supplement students’ technical education with supporting skills that are highly valued by employers; such as, soft skills, social and cultural sensitivity as well as leadership development.



  • Selected students will be given a stipend at $240 per week, up to 40 weeks per year

  • During the program, selected students will be:

    • given some technical projects as available to illustrate a working team

    • will be paired with a mentor with professional experience

    • will be exposed to social, cultural and professional issues discussions/workshops

    • will be assisted in finding a paid 10-week summer internship in his/her field/major



  • Meet with the assigned mentor once a week

  • Actively participate in bi-weekly workshops, which may include assigned research and readings

  • Actively participate in project meetings, scheduled as required

  • Perform skill enhancement activities as required



is to generate a pool of diverse, well rounded and socially aware future leaders available for employment within technology industries.

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