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Pioneer Bridge

Thank you for your interest in the Pioneer Bridge high school to college orientation program for first generation and underrepresented students. Please complete the following application to reserve your spot in the program. This form must be completed in its entirety to be considered for the program. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, so we recommend that you return the forms as soon as you're able. We will prioritize applications received by Friday, July 20th. Once we receive your completed application, we will send you an email informing you of your status. Please contact us at precollege@carrollu.edu with any questions regarding the program or application process.

In order to attend Pioneer Bridge to Success, you must:

  • Be admitted to Carroll University
  • Be a first time incoming college freshman
  • Be a first generation college student or part of a group traditionally underrepresented in higher education
  • Receive an invitation to apply (via mail or email)
  • Be available during the entire duration of Saturday, August 25th – Friday, August 31st

By participating in the Pioneer Bridge to Success program, you will:

  • Receive the Bridge to Success Scholarship which covers program fees, including housing (or gas stipend for commuters), meals, and activities
  • Move into your residence hall on Saturday, August 25th (for resident students only)
  • Start building relationships with professors, administrators, and peer mentors and create a unique support system
  • Get a head start on college success with early access and exposure to campus life and resources
  • Form a tight-knit community with peers and develop lifelong friendships
  • Be part of a select group of students during your 4-year university experience which meets monthly for social, academic and professional enrichment experiences
  • Be paired with a upperclassmen mentor who will guide you through the first two years of your undergraduate experience

Student Application

Please attach your typed answers to this application in PDF format only. A brief one-paragraph response is sufficient for each question.

  1. Describe why you have chosen to attend Carroll University.
  2. What goals have you set for yourself for your freshman year of college?
  3. What excites you most about your transition from high school to college?
  4. What concerns you about your transition from high school to college?
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Intended Major / Field of Study at Carroll
Resident or Commuter:

If you are a resident, in which residence hall will you live?
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Were you eligible for free or reduced lunch in high school?:

Do you speak a language other than English at home?:

If yes to above, which?
Ethnicity:









(Please check all that apply)

Family and Parent Information

This section must be complete for application to be considered.

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(Check one)
Highest Level of Education:



Write "N/A" if a second parent / guardian if not applicable to you.
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(Check one)
Highest Level of Education:



Family Income Level:








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