About QuestBridge

Founded in 1994, QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. 

We know...

The vast majority of high-achieving, low-income students do not apply to selective colleges or universities.

We believe...

The right information can change the way outstanding low-income students see their future.

We provide opportunities...

To these exceptional students to help them understand that an education at a top college is possible— and affordable.

We’ve helped thousands of students...

Gain admission with full scholarships or generous financial aid to QuestBridge college partners.

Student Stories

Meet some of our QuestBridge Scholars and learn how they paved their way to an education at a top college.

Mission & Vision

We envision a world where America’s leadership encompasses thoughtful decision-makers drawn from every economic segment of society.

Our Impact

Over $2 billion has been offered to QuestBridge students at our college partners. And the amount continues to grow.