2015 QuestBridge National College Match

September 28, 2015
Maximum Award: 
Full four-year scholarships with no loans
High school seniors

The QuestBridge National College Match helps talented high school seniors from low-income families get accepted and pay for one of 33 partner colleges. These schools are some of the most selective school in the country.
QuestBridge does not have strict eligibility guidelines; they try to answer the two following questions about students when they select finalists:

  • "Does this student have the motivation and academic ability to thrive at one of our partner colleges?"
  • "Has this student overcome socio-economic obstacles to achieve academic excellence?"

QuestBridge takes Academic Achievement, Financial Need, Additional Criteria into account when evaluating an application. Read the selection criteria to find out more information about the characteristics of the typical finalist.

(Note that QuestBridge does not have strict eligibility requirements, therefore use the information below as a guideline for what they’re looking for and not strict requirements).

  • 75% of recipients are in the top 5% of their high school class.
  • Most recipients come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four) and have experienced long-term economic hardship.
  • You must graduate from high school during or before the spring/summer of 2013 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2013 (this is a requirement).
  • Students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents may apply to the program. However, only some partner colleges will consider these students for admission and full scholarships through the College Match process. Most of partner colleges use federal and state funds to finance a portion of the scholarships, and these funds are only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.