QuestBridge National College Match

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September 27, 2022

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship.


Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship worth over $200,000.


Applicants must be high school graduates planning to enroll in college in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded and come from households earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four. The National College Match is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents OR students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.

To be considered for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners, your first step is to submit a free, online National College Match application, which will serve as your application to our college partners if you are selected as a Finalist.

Application Components

  • Information on your academics, activities, household, and financial background*
  • Two essays and short answers
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • School Report from your current high school counselor
  • School Profile (optional, but recommended)
  • Current high school transcript and additional transcripts_ (unofficial transcripts are accepted)_
  • Any available standardized test score reports (if taken). We accept SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, IB, AP, or TOEFL test scores (unofficial test score reports are accepted)


Scholarship Committee • QuestBridge National College Match • 115 Everett Ave • Palo Alto, CA 94301 • • tel: 650-331-3280 • fax: 650-653-2516

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