Portland Bridges to Baccalaureate

Program Director: Shari Rochelle | 971-722-5076 | Cascade JH 218


Bridges to Baccalaureate is a program federally funded by the US National Institutes of Health charged with increasing the diversity of highly trained, biomedical research personnel dedicated to investigating and alleviating health disparities.

Portland Community CollegeĀ and Portland State University, partnered to form the Portland Bridges To Baccalaureate (PBTB), support this nationwide endeavor through recruitment and preparation of PCC college-transfer students from underrepresented groups or health disparities populations for successful completion of baccalaureate degrees leading to research careers in the Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences.

Are you eligible?

Participants eligible for the PBTB program include, but are not limited to:

  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Alaska Natives (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment)
  • Hawaiian Natives
  • Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands
  • Rural Appalachians

Students participating in the PBTB program receive:

  • Eligibility for Paid Summer Internship: Apply Now! Application available in MS Word and PDF
    • PBTB Student Interns Receive:
      • Paid summer laboratory or research internships at PSU
      • Expert mentorship from PSU researchers working in their field
      • Training on biomedical and behavioral research ethics
  • Invitations to Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Science Seminars
  • Opportunities for Academic and Professional Networking
  • College-Transferable Science Seminar Course Credit (HE 299)
  • PSU Guest Speakers
  • Discipline-Specific Advising
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Assistance with PCC/PSU Dual Enrollment
  • Peer Student Mentoring from PSU students
  • Invitations to Family Support Events and Activities