The Bridge to the Doctorate Program (BDP) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative within the LSAMP Program to provide former LSAMP baccalaureate degree graduates with a fellowship for graduate STEM studies. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of minority students that obtain PhD degrees in STEM fields.  The program provides support for eligible students from schools in the MS-LSAMP alliance. 

The Bridge to the Doctorate Program offers:
• Stipends $30,000 annually for two years
• Full graduate tuition and fees
• Mentoring assistance
• Academic enrichment
• Academic year research experiences
• Summer research experiences
• Travel to conferences
• Workshop/seminars/speakers series

• B.S. degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Participated in an undergraduate LSAMP Program
• Committed to pursuing a doctoral degree
• Acceptance into Jackson State University graduate school
• Meet the requirements of a STEM graduate department or program
• U.S. citizen

*Opportunities for the Bridge to the Doctorate Program are afforded to all IMAGE Scholars who are pursuing a doctorate degree yearly.