The Furman University Bridges to a Brighter Future Program (highlighted by Dr. Jolley Christman, and Bridges staff members Pam Davis, Dean Bailey, and Danielle Staggers at the 2015 SCICU Biennial Retreat) is a program preparing first-generation, low-income high school students from Greenville County for college access and success.
This year, seven out of the twenty students completing the program will attend SCICU institutions beginning this fall. Anderson University, Benedict College, Converse College, Furman University, Morris College, and Newberry College are the colleges selected by these students.
All 20 program students will attend Furman’s Crossing the Bridge summer program, which is an intensive, one-week program designed to prepare them for all aspects of their college experience.
Those attending SCICU colleges and universities are eligible to receive The Sanders Family Foundation Scholarship, established through the family foundation of SCICU Trustee Dan Sanders. The scholarship operates in coordination with the Furman Bridges Program. Each academic year, ten students participating in the Bridges program and who demonstrate extenuating financial need will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend an SCICU institution.
To learn more about the Furman University Bridges to a Brighter Future Program, go to www.bridgestoabrighterfuture.org