|Why Apply: The College Prep Scholarship Awards|
QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship provides unparalleled opportunities that level the playing field of college admissions for high-achieving low-income students. Applicants selected as 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 Summer Programs at Leading Universities
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. Read more.
Individualized College Admissions Counseling
60 College Prep Scholars will be paired with either a member of QuestBridge's staff or a current Quest Scholar college student who will provide personalized college admissions counseling. Read more.
College Admissions Conferences
More than 2,000 students will be invited to one of QuestBridge’s College Admissions Conferences, which will be held this year at Northwestern, Yale, 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 and learn more about the opportunities that QuestBridge offers. Read more.
All-Expense-Paid Campus 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. Read more.
Telementoring with College Students
Approximately 300 College Prep Scholars will be invited to apply for a telementoring award with Amherst College. Generally, most College Prep Scholars that choose to apply are selected and paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process. Read more.
Quest for Excellence Awards
Students with a range of backgrounds and interests will receive awards such as new laptop computers or funding for college visits through the Quest for Excellence program, a supplement to the College Prep Scholarship. Read more.
Through the Quest for Excellence program, Jewish high school juniors who meet the QuestBridge criteria of academic excellence, economic need, and demonstrated leadership will automatically be considered for the Fein Fellows Award, a program offered by the Edward Fein Foundation. Read more.
Further QuestBridge Opportunities
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives students a jumpstart on college admissions by serving as a starting point for the National College Match application for high school seniors. Read more.