Travelers EDGE is an unique program which provides underrepresented and First Generational college students with resources and support to enhance their degree and make them more competitive in college and the business world. Only high school seniors from High School Inc, Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, New Britain High School’s ConnCAP program and New Britain High School Academy of Finance are eligible to apply.
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Summer Bridge Program
If selected, students are required to attend and successfully complete a 6-week pre-collegiate program for which each student can earn up to seven college credits prior to fall matriculation. The Bridge Program is offered by the UConn Student Support Services (SSS) program. The Bridge Program introduces students to the rigors of university life, helps them develop the discipline and skills required to succeed academically, and provides an orientation to the general campus community and facilities. The summer program staff and Travelers EDGE advisors will act as liaisons between faculty, students, and campus resources. Students attend the Summer Bridge Program at the UConn campus for which they have been offered admissions (Storrs or Hartford campus). The Storrs program is a residential program while the Hartford program is a day program. Students must provide their own transportation to either campus.
The Travelers EDGE scholarship is considered an UConn merit scholarship. It provides a four year renewable scholarship for in-state tuition and fees (the fees for each campus varies) and a $1000/year textbook stipend. Students must meet eligibility criteria each semester to have their scholarship renewed. Students who accept the Travelers EDGE scholarship, are not be eligible to receive any other Undergraduate Admissions Merit Scholarships. The Travelers EDGE scholarship will supersede all other Admissions merit based scholarships. By accepting the Travelers EDGE scholarship, students understand that they are not eligible to receive multiple merit awards and their financial aid package will reflect only the Travelers EDGE scholarship.
The University of Connecticut offers over 300 study abroad programs in 65 countries on six continents. While students may study abroad at any of the locations (based on their academic goals and interests), their Travelers EDGE scholarship can ONLY be used toward study abroad programs which charge UConn tuition, including all exchange programs and “UConn in Paris”. If students choose to not attend an exchange program, they must find other financial means to cover the cost of tuition, fees etc for that semester.