Summer Bridge 2022 Application Instructions

Summer Bridge applications are now open!

Please read the following information thorougly before submitting your 2022 Summer Bridge application.

Please contact David Horton at for more information. 

Application process

As a part of the application process for the Summer Bridge program at Radford University you are required to complete the online application form, write a 400-word essay describing your interest in science, mathematics, or information technology and why you would like to attend Summer Bridge, and submit a letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or adult leader.

At the end of your application you will select your top five areas of interest beginning with the area you are most interested in. In late March/ early April we will have themed tracks for different areas of science and technology. Once final tracks are released, you will be recommended for a track based on your ranking of interest.  We will be back in touch with you to let you know which track you are selected for.

This event will take place July 17 - 22, 2022. We will award scholarship to students and invite them to join us for this program. Our goal is to have all scholarships awarded in April 2022, dependent on the completion of partnership agreements with our sponsors. Scholarships are based on applications and recommendations, so please be sure to make your case within your application below as to why you should join us for the week.

We plan our first review of the applications on February 15, 2022. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to get a scholarship.

Student essay

The essay should be typed, double spaced, and uploaded to the application materials. You will be able to upload your essay at the end of the online application process. This essay is an important component to the application and scholarship selection process.

Letter of recommendation

You are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, or adult leader in an organization in which you participate. The letter should include the recommender’s name, phone number, and email address. You will have an opportunity to upload this letter at the end of the online application OR you may mail the recommendation letter to:

David Horton
Radford University
Summer Bridge
P.O. Box 6936
Radford, VA 24142


Complete the online application

Once you have your 400-word essay written and saved to your computer, as well as a recommendation letter, please proceed to the online application.