If you are a high school counselor or teacher, or an educator affiliated with a community-based organization that works with talented low-income students, we welcome you to QuestBridge! We are a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that connects top students from low-income backgrounds with opportunities at top colleges.

What we do

The QuestBridge path to college begins with the College Prep Scholars Program, which helps outstanding high school juniors become strong applicants to selective colleges.  College Prep Scholars receive tips and guidance from QuestBridge, and could even receive a full scholarship to a summer residential program at one of QuestBridge college partners!

In senior year, highly qualified students who face financial challenges can apply for the National College Match, an admissions process that “matches” top students with full four-year scholarships at one of QuestBridge’s colleges, or helps them get admitted with very generous financial aid.

All students admitted to a college partner through the National College Match become QuestBridge Scholars, where they join a large and growing community of Scholars on campus. The QuestBridge Scholars Network provides them with access to further academic, professional, leadership, and social opportunities.

What you can do

We rely on high school educators to help us identify, recruit, and support students in applying to college through QuestBridge. Here’s what you can do:

  • Carefully review who we are looking for to understand who might qualify for our programs.
  • Refer students to us -- while referrals are not necessary for students to apply, they allow us to provide tips and support to them during their process of applying.
  • Tell your students about QuestBridge, and encourage them to apply! Or, request a presentation from a local QuestBridge Scholar.
  • Join our mailing list to receive our e-newsletter for educators, QuestED.

Who we are looking for

QuestBridge students are academically outstanding, and come from families that usually earn less than $65,000.

Refer a student

Refer as many students as you think qualify. We will reach out to them with further information, and they can opt-out at any time.

Support your Students

Educators are in an ideal position to influence and assist students in applying to college. Consider these ways to support them.