|Why Apply: The College Prep Scholarship Awards|
QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship is designed to distinguish qualified high school juniors as potential candidates for admission to top colleges, and provides resources to help them get there. College Prep Scholars will receive one or more of the awards listed below. Read more about some of last year's successful College Prep Scholars who are attending top colleges next year on full College Match scholarships!
Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs
Approximately 40 applicants will receive full scholarships to summer school programs at Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale. The scholarships cover the full cost of travel, tuition, health insurance, books, and room and board for the summer program. More info.
National College Admissions Conference Invitations
More than 2,000 students will be invited to one of QuestBridge’s College Admissions Conferences, which will be held this year at Northwestern, Princeton, and Stanford. Conference participants will attend workshops on how low-income students can successfully apply to leading colleges. They will also meet college admissions officers. More info.
One-on-One College Admissions Counseling
60 College Prep Scholars will be paired a trained college counselor, either a member of QuestBridge's staff or a current Quest Scholar college student, for personalized college admissions counseling. More Info.
All-Expense-Paid College Visits
All College Prep Scholars will receive campus visit nominations, and at least 100 of these nominees will ultimately be invited by QuestBridge partner colleges to visit their campus, all expenses paid. More info.
Telementoring with College Students
Approximately 300 College Prep Scholars will be selected and paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process. More info.
Quest for Excellence Awards
Customized awards, such as summer program opportunities, standardized test preparation, laptops, expense-paid college visits, and more will be given to College Prep Scholars on the basis of geography, talents, special interests, personal history, or other individual criteria. More info.
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship prepares students to be successful applicants to top colleges, and gives students a jumpstart on college admissions by serving as a starting point for the National College Match application for high school seniors. More info.