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CCS Bridge Program

Do you ever wonder who’s behind those dope collaborations, like Off-WhitexJordan? What about who’s behind Telfar, the eco-friendly, trendy Black-owned brand that everyone wants a bag from? Do you love HunterxHunter and want to be the next big anime creator? Everyone wants a Tesla or a Maserati, but do you think you could make something even better?

You can do all of these things! You can make the latest shoe that everyone is waiting to drop, or have people creating a fanbase waiting for season 2 because that’s how awesome your anime was! Art is essential to making the world go round, and artists that create things like Prada, Naruto and Jordans are extremely talented. We here at CCS are here to help you shape those talents so you can be the best of the best. You are a creative.

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) Bridge Program helps prepare students to transition from high school to the rigor of an art and design college. Up to ten Sophomores students attending high school in Detroit are selected each year.  Upon graduation from high school, eligible members are provided with additional scholarships over and above their merit scholarships to attend the CCS undergraduate program.*

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5pm. The Bridge Program will begin in the summer of 2023.

Students accepted into the program will receive opportunities to participate in year-round educational programs at no cost:

Two One-week Summer Camps – Summer of 2023 ($650 Value)
Precollege Summer Experience – Summer 2024 ($3,795 Value, earn 3 college credits)
Dual Enrollment – Fall Semester 2024 and Winter 2025 ($1,800 Value, earn 6 college credits)

*Bridge Program members who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for additional scholarship funding to attend four years at CCS. The Bridge Program scholarship provides funding over and above any merit scholarships the student would have earned upon acceptance into CCS. Scholarship packages are determined after a student has applied and been accepted into CCS and are based on many factors. Scholarship packages for Bridge students are not “Full Rides”. Students may still need to take out loans, accept Pell grants, etc.

Students that are not accepted into the Bridge Program are not eligible to receive Bridge Scholarship funds.