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Kolby Danner

"For most of my academic career I had excelled, but it seemed as though I remained under the radar. I am so thankful that Questbridge noticed me and gave me the opportunity to learn with other high-achieving seniors at a renowned university. I believe the Pre-College Program at Notre Dame did a great job of exposing students to the freedoms as well as responsibilities of college life."

2013 College Prep Scholar
University of Notre Dame Pre-College Program participant


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Why Apply: The College Prep Scholarship Awards


The 2014 College Prep Scholarship application is now closed. Please check back in early 2015.

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The QuestBridge 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.

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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.

Online Test Preparation

400 College Prep Scholars will be selected to receive a free online test prep course from Kaplan to help prepare for standardized tests. Students can choose the SAT or ACT course. These courses usually cost around $300, but they will be free for selected College Prep Scholars.

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.

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