Delaware BRIDGE Fellowship

This two-year, post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to provide students from underrepresented groups (first-generation college students, students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, underrepresented minorities) with intensive training in data science and applying it to studying the brain and behavior. Along with graduate-level coursework, BRIDGE scholars will engage in mentored research and professional development from multiple mentors at our university. Our goal is to provide students with the experience necessary to be competitive for graduate school. After completing the program, all BRIDGE scholars will receive a certificate in Data Science and Psychology from the University of Delaware.

Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Delaware, all BRIDGE scholars will receive full financial support during the program. ​



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    • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Have recently obtained (or will obtain before starting the program) a bachelor's degree
    • Must be a member of an underrepresented group, defined as at least one of the following: Member of a historically underrepresented racial and/or ethnic group. This includes, but is not limited to: Afro-Caribbean, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Pacific Islander. First-generation college graduate (i.e., both parents did not complete a four-year degree) Low-income background (e.g., was eligible for Federal Pell grants, was eligible for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years, received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC))


    BRIDGE Scholars receive a tuition waiver for all classes – all courses are free. Bridge scholars will also receive $28,667/year and their own computer for use during the program. Students can also apply to a funding pool to support their own research

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    Jared Medina

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