"For years, I feared that I would be unable to attend the school of my dreams because of limited finances; however, all said fears quickly faded after I received an e-mail from QuestBridge. I am so very thankful that QuestBridge aims to provide gifted, low-income students with such extraordinary opportunities."
|Who Should Apply for the National College Match?|
The QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Match scholarship recipients come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four) and have experienced long-term economic hardship.
In order to be eligible to apply in 2013, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the spring/summer of 2014 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2014.
We do not have absolute criteria for GPA, standardized test scores, or income. When selecting finalists for the National College Match, we try to answer the following questions:
Read more about our selection criteria.
A note about citizenship requirements:
The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:
The following partner colleges will consider undocumented students (students who live in the U.S. and do not have a current visa) for the full College Match scholarship: Brown, Carleton, Grinnell, Pomona, Princeton, Swarthmore, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, Washington & Lee, Williams, and Yale.
The following partner colleges will consider international students (students attending high school in the U.S. on a valid visa) for the full College Match scholarship: Brown, Carleton, Grinnell, Pomona, Princeton, Swarthmore, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, Washington & Lee, and Yale.
The schools that are not listed may still consider students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents on a case-by-case basis. If there is a school that you are very interested in, you may still include that school in your rankings list even if it is not listed above.
Most of our partners will consider all students who apply through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process, regardless of citizenship status. Each year, many QuestBridge applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents gain acceptance and financial aid to our partner colleges via the Regular Decision process.