National College Match

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

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Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school seniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

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How to Apply

  • Application opens in the summer (before senior year)
  • Research college partners
  • Submit free application and other materials in late September

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Seniors: Who Should Apply

Academically outstanding high school seniors from families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

Seniors: How to Apply

The 2016 application is currently closed. The 2017 application will be available in summer 2017.

Finalist Profile

View a profile of our 2015 National College Match Finalists.