Union Announces Free Summer Program for Students

Published on
June 14, 2021

Union College is pleased to announce that it will be offering a Summer Bridge Program this summer. Funded in cooperation with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds, the Union College program will offer two tracks. These tracks target incoming first-year students and rising second-year students.

First-year students will take a virtual class beginning in Late June and attend an in-person 16-day component before the fall semester. First-year students will be selected from either Pell-grant eligible or at-risk factor status. This track focuses on enhancing the math and English skills necessary to succeed in college. In addition, the participants will build a support network of peers and college support staff. 

Second-year students who attended their first year virtually will benefit from the second track. These students will participate in a 3-day face-to-face campus engagement and transition program in August before the fall term. 

There is no cost for the program which will also provide room and board for participants and include off-campus enrichment activities to bolster classroom instruction. This program serves Union's mission as well as the Union Distinction initiative.

Union College anticipates admitting sixty students in the first-year student track and twenty in the second-year student track. Interested students may apply online at: www.unionky.edu/summerbridge.

Further inquiries should be sent to Karen Wright - kwright@unionky.edu.