Bridges Scholars

The Bridges Program is one of Miami University’s premier pre-college visit programs for highschool seniors.  Those who are admitted to Miami after successful completion of the program are invited to participate in the Bridges Scholars Program, an exclusive opportunity devoted to creating a successful transition to Miami.

This initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Admission and the Student Success Center. It was uniquely designed to intentionally develop a community around Bridges Program alumni and connect students with activities and resources geared toward success at Miami and beyond. 

Bridges Scholars' highlights include:

  • Bridges Scholars student organization
  • Bridges Scholars Living Learning Community
  • Scholarly leadership and social development
  • Success coaching
  • Building a professional network of faculty, staff, and students
  • Preparation for life after college
  • Connecting with Bridges Program participants via volunteer opportunities such as hosting, assisting with the program, or outreach activities

Dr. Monica Y. Adkins is the coordinator of the Bridges Scholars Program will serve as your Success Coach by offering advice, guidance, support, and advocacy with the goal of eliminating any barriers to college persistence and graduation.

Students who sign up for the Bridges Scholars Program are encouraged to apply to participate in MADE@Miami, to be held August 16-18, 2022. This pre-semester program allows participants to move in early, make important connections, and engage in leadership and other activities to get a jump-start on their Miami education. 

Apply to the MADE@Miami Conference

Many Bridges Scholars Program participants are also welcome to participate in other invitation-only success programs, such as:

  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Miami Access Scholars
  • Miami GradU8 Program
  • Scholastic Enhancement Program
  • University Academic Scholars Program
  • University Honors Program

Monica Adkins

Monica Y. Adkins, Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Bridges Scholars Coordinator 


Jonika Moore

Jonika Moore
Director for Diversity & Outreach Initiatives