Career Pathways Bridge Program

The new NYU SPS Career Pathways Bridge Program expands access to career-connected learning pathways for more young people across our city.

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Fall 2024 Application

The application for the Fall 2024 Career Pathways Bridge Program is now open!

Career Pathways Bridge Program Acceptance Criteria

  • US citizen or legal residence, and eligible to work in the USA
  • TAP and Pell eligible
  • High School GPA of 2.8 or higher and one letter of recommendation  

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The NYU School of Professional Studies Career Pathways Bridge Program opens doors to career-connected learning opportunities for more New York City students, particularly young people who are PELL and TAP eligible.

About the Career Pathways Bridge Program

The NYU SPS Career Pathways Bridge Program increases access and pathways into NYU SPS degree programs and family-sustaining careers by combining academics with paid work experiences. Career Pathways Bridge Fellows earn two-year scholarships for their Fall Bridge semester and matriculation into the associate degree program offered by the School’s Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS), which begins the following Spring.  

The first cohort of Career Pathways Bridge Fellows launched in August 2022, with five students—Kevin DansoEmily JimenezJoshua RichardsLeylani Rivera, and James Walrond—all from high schools across the Bronx that focus on braiding work-based learning experiences into academic pathways. Learn more about the fellows through their video profiles.

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