Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program (for Juniors)


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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:
• Class rank: Top 5-10% of graduating class.
• Household income: College Prep Scholars typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four and have minimal assets.
• Personal Circumstances: Parents’ level of education: Many past College Prep Scholars are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college in the U.S. Activities, including home or family responsibilities: Participation in extracurricular, community, or other activities. Activities may include home or family responsibilities, such as part-time jobs to help pay bills, or caring for siblings if parents are absent or at work. Honors, awards, and achievements: Accomplishments and leadership roles in extracurricular or other activities. Personal traits: Strength in character and motivation to succeed.

For more information, click Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program

Additional information can be found in the below documents:

If you have questions or need assistance, contact YOUR guidance counselor.