College Prep Scholars Program: How To Apply

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To be considered for the awards and opportunities for College Prep Scholars — including a full scholarship to a college summer program — submit a free, online College Prep Scholars Program application.

Application Components 

  • A free, online College Prep Scholars Program application, including an essay, short answer questions, and information on your academic accomplishments, activities, and financial background*
  • Academic Recommendation from a teacher in a core academic subject
  • Character Recommendation
  • High school transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Any standardized test score reports to-date (if taken). We accept PSAT, PreACT, ACT Aspire, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, or AP test scores (unofficial test score reports are accepted)
  • School Profile (optional, but recommended)

*Access to 2020 tax returns, W-2(s), or other financial documents is highly recommended to complete the application accurately.

Application Resources

We encourage you to use the resources below to complete the College Prep Scholars Program application. Visit AskQB, our online help portal, if you have any questions.


Live, online webinars designed to give you key information about being a competitive applicant.


Short video tutorials on the QuestBridge YouTube channel for key sections of the application.

Income and Assets Guide

 A glossary of terms to help you complete the Income and Assets page fully and accurately. 

Application Instructions

A quick-start guide to the College Prep Scholars Program application.

Student Resource Center

Detailed information about recommendations and writing essays.

Application FAQs