Bridges to Success Programs

Bridges Summer Program

The Bridges to Success (BTS) Summer Program provides you with an opportunity to begin your college-level work in the summer prior to full-time degree seeking enrollment at Valencia College in the fall. If you are selected for the program you will register and attend courses from June to August.

Bridges students receive individualized personal attention from Valencia's faculty and staff. These individuals are dedicated to assisting students in making a successful transition from high school to college and will help build leadership skills through community service and extra-curricular activities.

Upon successful completion of the Bridges to Success Summer Program you will become a Bridges to Success Achievers Scholar in the Fall. Bridges Achievers Scholars receive a renewable in-state full tuition award and book stipend that will be coordinated with financial aid to cover up to the full cost of attending Valencia College.

Bridges Achievers Program

Students who successfully complete the Bridges to Success Summer Program are eligible to transition into the Bridges Achievers Program and to receive the Bridges to Success Achievers Award. The Bridges Achievers Program provides continued support and mentoring while building strong academic and leadership skills.

Bridges Achievers students participate in 30 hours of community service each term as tutors, mentors and role models in programs such as AVID, Head Start, YMCA After School Programs, and as elementary school reading tutors. Attendance at a variety of skills workshops is also required.

How to Apply

Applications for next year's Summer Program will open in September. See the BTS Calendar for details.