QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship
QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation
More Information115 Everett Avenue
Palo Alto , CA 94301
Primary contactJennifer Stein
E-mail: questions (at) questbridge (dot) org
Services offeredCollege admissions advising
College fairs/campus visits
Fee payments for tests, housing, admission applications
Scholarships and last dollar grants
Service timesDuring school hours
After school hours
Episodic events e.g. financial aid nights, college fairs, college visits, College Goal Sunday, etc.
Program operated byNational organization -affiliate, chapter or direct
Primary service locationCollege campus
Parent ServicesCampus visits and tours
Instructional programs -i.e. parenting or financial education workshops, etc.
Target Populations servedBoys/young men
First generation to attend college
High school juniors and seniors
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship levels the playing field of college admissions. It equips high-achieving low-income students with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to the nations most selective colleges. If you are a high school junior who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to complete the College Prep Scholarship application at www.questbridge.org.
Selected students will receive one or more of the following awards:
* Full scholarships to college summer programs: 10 students will receive scholarships to summer school programs at Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale. The scholarships will cover the full cost of travel, tuition, and room & board.
* Individualized college admissions counseling: 40 students will each be paired with an experienced counselor from QuestBridges staff and will receive personalized admissions advice via phone and e-mail throughout the college application process.
* College Admissions Conference invitations: 1,000 students will be invited to QuestBridge conferences at Stanford or Yale. Participants will attend workshops on how low-income students can successfully apply to leading colleges. They also will meet college admissions officers and learn more about the opportunities that QuestBridge offers.
* All-expense-paid campus visits: 100 students will have their travel expenses and room & board covered by a QuestBridge partner college to visit their campus.
* Tele-mentoring with college students: 100 students will each be paired with an Amherst College student who will provide advice about the college admissions process.
The College Prep Scholarship application is available at www.questbridge.org. The application is free of charge and is due in late March.
QuestBridge partner colleges include Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Caltech, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Haverford College, MIT, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Parsons The New School for Design, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rice University, Scripps College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College, University of Virginia, Washington and Lee University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Yale University.
QuestBridge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit program. Our organization has worked since 1994 to connect outstanding students with college admissions, scholarships, and other educational opportunities. For inquiries about our program, please visit us online at www.questbridge.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send paper mail.