"The QuestBridge application is free, and if you become a finalist, applying to other partner universities is also free. Besides the fact that QuestBridge removes the financial burden, it provides an application that focuses on low-income students' accomplishments while highlighting the hardships they endured. Applying to QuestBridge certainly benefits low-income students because colleges come to understand the challenges they have faced."
|National College Match Overview|
The 2013 National College Match application deadline has passed. Next year's application will open in August, 2014.
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.
In 2012, QuestBridge's partner colleges offered admission and more than $100 million in financial aid to over 2,000 students who applied to the National College Match.
The key benefits of the National College Match program include:
The National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Match finalists have come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four), and over 71% are in the top 5% of their high school class.
The National College Match online application is completely free and opens in August. In addition to filling out the online application, students are required to submit a transcript, test score reports, three letters of recommendation, and several essays. Before applying, students should familiarize themselves with our eligibility requirements, our Partner Colleges, as well as the information in the "How to Apply" section.