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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


University of Montevallo TRIO Upward Bound BRIDGE Summer Studies program

What is Bridge?  The TRIO Upward Bound program offers newly graduated Seniors to “BRIDGE” their summer after graduation and take a University of Montevallo class for college credit.  At the end of the course, students can transfer this college coursework to any college/university of their choosing.
What are the qualifications for Bridge?  All Bridge students must meet the following guidelines:
1)    Be accepted to the University of Montevallo for Summer I before April 17th (usually minimum requirements are an 18 ACT Composite and a 3.0 GPA).  GPA’s below 3.0 require a higher ACT score.
2)    Complete the Bridge application and submit it before April 3rd
3)    Have met all Community Service requirements (8 total), Cultural Enrichment requirements (24 total) before April 10th
4)    Have attended 12/16 Academic Sessions (or Super Saturday make up Sessions) per year.
5  Complete the TRIO Upward Bound Bridge Interview—April 17 and 18.  (You will be assigned a time for your interview once all of the above qualifications are satisfied).
What does the Bridge Summer Studies program cost?  Nothing.  The program pays for your tuition for 1 college class.  The TRIO UB program also provides room and board, fees, meals, books, tutoring, and supplies needed for the class (an approximate cost of $5,000).
Are there additional benefits of the Bridge program?  For students planning to attend the University of Montevallo in the Fall, it is wise to complete the Bridge program.  At the completion of the Bridge program, students who have attended UB every summer qualify for the University of Montevallo Tuition Scholarship, which covers one 3 hour course for 8 semesters (approximately $700 x 8=$5,600 over four years) as long as you maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Today, March 2, is National Read Across America Day.  This is from my favorite book (OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO), but this afternoon, I'll be doing the AAWU Adelante Book Group, where I will be reviewing I'M JUST A PERSON by Tig Notaro.  If you need CE credits, this would be a quick 1 hour credit.  The fun starts at 4:00 at Carmichael Library.