Application Process

Learn more about applying for BRIDGES!
View the recent UNC Charlotte BRIDGES Information Session ~ February 22, 2021 


BRIDGES sisters facilitating the February 20, 2019 Information Session

Please make sure to review the application process outlined below carefully. Thank you for your interest. 

The Application Process

Anyone may apply to the BRIDGES program directly through the Chapel Hill BRIDGES website.  
To be considered for the UNC Charlotte Provost's Scholarship for BRIDGES, there is a two-step application process that begins on the Charlotte campus and ends at the UNC Friday Center in Chapel Hill.  Please read the details below. 

Step 1

Speak with your department head or manager about support for attending the BRIDGES program. Apply for consideration by the UNC Charlotte BRIDGES Selection Committee.

 The UNC Charlotte application asks you to attach a current resume or curriculum vita and a statement that describes:

  • your responsibilities and supervisory experience, especially some of the challenges you face in your position
  • why you want to participate in BRIDGES and how participating in BRIDGES will help you develop as a leader

Once the UNC Charlotte BRIDGES Selection Committee receives all applicants, it will choose the top candidates from across campus. 

Notes on Selection:
The Provost has committed to sponsoring at least one woman annually from Academic Affairs. The committee will forward one choice from Academic Affairs to the Provost’s office for funding.

The committee will also notify other University divisions of strong applicants and request these units support their formal application to the UNC Chapel Hill BRIDGES Executive Committee. 

Step 2

All candidates selected by UNC Charlotte must officially apply to the BRIDGES Executive Committee in Chapel Hill.  Selection at UNC Charlotte does not guarantee admission at the Chapel Hill level.  All selected candidates must submit a final BRIDGES application by May 20, 2021. The UNC Chapel Hill BRIDGES Executive Committee then selects a group of BRIDGES participants from Colleges and Universities across North Carolina.

Sources of Funding

The BRIDGES program cost is approximatly $2,300, which includes all instruction and educational materials.  If selected to attend by the UNC Chapel Hill BRIDGES Executive Committee, participants will need to pay the registration fee by July 15, 2021.

Sources of funding include:

  • The Provost sponsors one participant from Academic Affairs
  • Individual division, college, or department funding
  • Individual funding by the participant


The online UNC Charlotte application for The Provost's Scholarship is now closed for 2021. 
Candidates for the UNC Charlotte Provost's Scholarship will be notified by April 9, 2021
Candidates will then complete the Chapel Hill BRIDGES application, which is due by May 20, 2021