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|Why Apply to the National College Match|
Program Description and Benefits
Full Four-Year Scholarships with No Loans
The College Match offers full four-year scholarships covering tuition and room and board for high-achieving low-income students. All College Match scholarships cover 100% of demonstrated financial need and are loan-free.
QuestBridge's partner colleges include many of the nation's leading colleges and universities, and all are committed to seeking out and admitting high-achieving students regardless of family income. Our partner colleges are among the most selective in the country, and include liberal arts colleges and research universities. Read more about our partner colleges.
Focus on High-Achieving Low-Income Students
The QuestBridge National College Match was created to maximize the admissions chances and financial aid results for high-achieving low-income students.
Two Opportunities for College Admission
1. The QuestBridge College Match Process
2. The QuestBridge Regular Decision Process
Applicants can take advantage of either or both the College Match and the Regular Decision process. Outstanding low-income students who are not interested in participating in the College Match process can choose not to rank any partner colleges and apply to the partner colleges of their choice solely through the Regular Decision process (students who make this choice must still submit their application by September 27). This option can help students who want to take advantage of other benefits that QuestBridge offers to students through its focus on high-achieving low-income students and the Quest Scholars Network.
One Free Application
As a non-profit organization, QuestBridge programs and applications are completely free of charge. Our organization has worked since 1994 to make a top-tier college education within reach for outstanding low-income students.
Through the one QuestBridge application, students can apply to up to 8 of our partner colleges through the National College Match and/or any number of our partners through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process.
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.
Read more on how to apply.
Quest Scholars Network
The Quest Scholars Network is a program for QuestBridge finalists who gain admission to QuestBridge partner colleges, either by being matched or admitted through the Regular Decision process. The Quest Scholars Network seeks to unite the program's Scholars by connecting them through an online network and supportive local Quest Scholar Network Chapters on each partner college campus.
The Quest Scholars Network focuses on providing scholarship, leadership, and service opportunities as well as tools that will help Quest Scholars succeed in college and beyond.
Visit the Quest Scholars Network website.
Quest for Excellence Awards
QuestBridge offers Quest for Excellence Awards as a complement to the National College Match program. These additional awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for outstanding low-income high school seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests. Applicants are eligible to receive awards such as a new laptop computer or funding to visit to a QuestBridge partner college.