College Prep Scholars Program

The 2023 College Prep Scholars Program application is now closed. Applicants will find out in late April if they were selected as College Prep Scholars.

Applying to college can seem daunting, and the prospect of paying for it can seem even more overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. College Prep Scholars are over five times more likely than other applicants to receive full four-year scholarships through the National College Match.

Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

  • A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Yale, Emory, UChicago, and more.
  • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.
  • Exclusive access to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference — an invite-only event featuring workshops and a college fair with our college partners.
  • Personalized college essay feedback.
  • Campus visits or other opportunities from QuestBridge college partners.
  • Specialized guidance and resources for the college application process.
  • Peer-to-peer support in an online community.



Juniors: Who Should Apply

Academically outstanding high school juniors from families earning less than $65,000/year for a household of four.

Juniors: How to Apply

The application opens in February of your junior year and is due in March.

College Prep Scholar Profile

View a profile of our College Prep Scholars.