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Jennifer Shin

"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."

Irvine, CA
2011 National College Match Recipient
University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016


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Full Four-Year Scholarships with No Loans

The QuestBridge National College Match connects high-achieving low-income students with admission and full four-year scholarships to our partner colleges. College Match scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.


Top Colleges and Universities

QuestBridge's partner colleges include many of the nation's leading colleges and universities, and are all committed to seeking out and admitting high-achieving students regardless of family income. 

All of QuestBridge's partner colleges offer financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, so students can be assured that attending a top-tier college will not place a financial burden on their families.

Focus on High-Achieving Low-Income Students

The QuestBridge National College Match was created to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential in attending the nation's top colleges with excellent financial aid. 

QuestBridge partner colleges are actively seeking to increase the number of outstanding low-income students on their campuses. When our partner colleges see QuestBridge applications, they are able to recognize students'  achievements in the context of the economic hardships they have overcome.

Two Opportunities for College Admission  

Applicants can choose to either rank colleges in order of preference for the College Match and/or apply Regular Decision to our partner colleges through QuestBridge. Learn more about each path below:



One Free Application

As a non-profit organization, QuestBridge programs and applications are completely free of charge. Additionally, to help ensure that National College Match Finalists can afford all aspects of the college admissions process, our partner colleges waive their application fees for QuestBridge Finalists.

QuestBridge also offers a limited number of fee waivers to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, a required financial aid application for most partner colleges.

Quest Scholars Network

The Quest Scholars Network is comprised of QuestBridge Finalists who gain admission to QuestBridge partner colleges, either by being matched or admitted through Regular Decision. The Quest Scholars Network unites the program's Scholars by connecting them through an online network and a supportive Quest Scholar Network chapter on each partner college campus.  

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Learn more about QuestBridge’s 35 partner colleges, which are among the most prestigious and academically outstanding schools in the country. 
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What makes the College Match Scholarship one of the most coveted scholarships in the country? Learn more about how colleges cover the entire cost of your education through this scholarship.


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