Buccaneer Bound Summer Bridge Program


Thank you for your interest in the program. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2024 semester. Please consider connecting with your academic advisor to discuss your path forward and register for your courses. If you haven't already, this would also be a good time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit the FSW Scholarship Application, and learn about other available support resources. While you may not be able to participate in Buccaneer Bound for Summer 2024, we look forward to welcoming you as a new FSW Buccaneer in the upcoming semester!

What is Buccaneer Bound?

Buccaneer Bound is a 6-week summer bridge program designed for first-time-in-college students that provides a head start on your college education. Through a combination of academic coursework, personalized support, and access to college resources, participants gain the skills and network they need to thrive from day one at FSW. The program is completely funded by a $1,000 scholarship, just for you!

Program Benefits

  • ACCELERATED SUCCESS: Complete two courses during the Summer Mini-B term that go directly toward your graduation requirements.
  • NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST: Receive a $1,000 scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books.
  • PERSONALIZED SUPPORT: Plan for your next semester with academic advising, priority registration, and financial aid workshops.
  • PEER NETWORK AND CAMPUS IMMERSION: Develop a support network with classmates while acquainting yourself with FSW’s culture, facilities, and resources

Program Information

You’ll enroll in two courses during the Summer Mini-B session:

  • Cornerstone Experience (SLS 1515), which is a course to help you successfully transition to college life by covering topics such as goal setting, career exploration, learning styles and strategies, and mental and physical health management.
  • Mathematical Thinking (MGF 1130), a math course focused on solving problems in context, using realistic applications for students, and ultimately recognizing math as a human endeavor.

Courses and other program scheduling will take place on campus, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

See the Official Academic Calendar for Summer Mini-B term start and end dates.

Program Eligibility

Still Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Christy Gilfert AVP, Academic Success cgilfert@fsw.edu

Nathan Lewis Administrative Specialist Academic Advising Nathan.Lewis@fsw.edu