Kim Ornelas

Colwell Scholar recently graduated with a B.A. in criminal justice at Sacramento State University

Scholarship Programs

Recognizing that education has the power to transform lives, lift people out of poverty, and close entrenched equity gaps, BRIDGE has awarded more than $3.5 million to residents through three scholarship programs for post-secondary studies.

Apply to a BRIDGE Scholarship

Applications will be open from May 15, 2024, through June 15, 2024.

Alan and Ruth Stein Educational Assistance Program

Created in 2001 by our founding Chairman and his wife, this program supports high-school graduates pursuing higher education and vocational skills, parents returning to or continuing college while working, and workers seeking to acquire new skills.

People that are in BRIDGE projects are usually working 2 and 3 jobs and its very difficult to get ahead without an education…and so my mom and dad started the Stein Scholarship Fund. My parents were brought up in very modest circumstances… and their parents understood the value of an education. And so, we’re paying it forward.”

Paul Stein

BRIDGE Board Member and son of Alan and Ruth Stein

Jonathan Bullock

2023 Stein Scholar studying information and computer science at the University of California, Irvine

Kent L. Colwell Scholarship Program

Created in 2017 to honor our longtime friend and Board member, this program helps BRIDGE residents pursue studies and careers in business or accounting.

Joseph Slocum

Colwell Scholar studying health administration at Capella University

Kent was a lifelong learner and believed that education could open many doors to great opportunities in life. It brings our family great joy to know that BRIDGE Housing honors his legacy by supporting its residents in their quest for a higher education.”
The Colwell Family

Kripamayi Scholarship Program

Created in 2022 in honor of the life and legacy of Vimla and Sumer Aggarwal, this program assists BRIDGE residents pursuing studies in fields with sustainable and useful career paths.

Jose Hernandez

2023 Kripamayi Scholar studying social work at San Francisco State University

Learn More About BRIDGE Scholars


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