summer bridge 2024

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a FREE five-day extended orientation to college. During Summer Bridge, students learn valuable skills in time management, health and wellness, financial management and money matters, decision making, and many other topics crucial to success in college. Students live on-campus in Central Arizona College’s residential hall and are provided meals and all learning materials throughout the program.

Summer Bridge 2024 Application!

Summer Bridge Dates: August 4th -through the- 8th, 2024

Trio Summer Bridge 2024

  • Participate in activities & workshops to become a successful college student.
  • Stay in CAC residence halls.
  • Begin your college career at CAC as a TRIO student this fall
  • Meet new friends

FREE to eligible students:

Recent high school graduates (classes of ‘22, ‘23, or ’24) & GED recipients are encouraged to apply.

TRIO Summer Bridge is jointly-funded by Central Arizona College and the U.S. Department of Education. It is the only five-day residential orientation to college in Arizona offered to eligible participants at no cost.

Who is eligible to apply?

Summer Bridge is designed for incoming freshman students who have recently graduated from high school or obtained their GED, and plan to attend Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus in Fall 2021. You are eligible to apply if you are*:

  • · First-Generation College Student – Neither parent (or guardian) completed a four-year college degree before your 18th birthday.
  • ·Completed FASFA– You qualify under federal financial guidelines.
  • ·You have a documented disability.
  • ·Applicants must also intend to transfer to a four-year university to qualify for TRIO services.

*Students must meet a minimum of one of the above-listed requirements.

What are the Benefits?

  • ·Connect to campus staff, faculty, and students
  • ·Develop personal, academic, and social skills necessary for success in college
  • ·Access to knowledgeable Peer Mentors
  • ·Increased confidence when beginning your college career
  • ·Individualized academic advising throughout your time at Central Arizona College
  • ·Experience living in the residence halls

Interested in Attending? Complete an Application Today

Summerbridge 2024 Application

Are you a current Student? Interested in a paid position as a Mentor?

Complete the peer mentor application below:
Peer Mentor Application

Once complete, send to

For more information:

TRIO 520-494-5007 |


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