QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match, the College Prep Scholarship, the Quest for Excellence Awards program, and the Quest Scholars Network.
All QuestBridge programs require that applicants fill out and submit an online application. Uniquely designed and administered by QuestBridge, the application highlights each student's outstanding strengths and achievements, and turns low-income challenges into advantages for the college admissions process.
The National College Match
The National College Match was designed specifically to help high-achieving low-income students gain admission and scholarships to some of the country's best colleges and universities.
Through an application uniquely designed for low-income students, applicants can apply to our 35 partner colleges and may be admitted with full four-year scholarships to these schools. The National College Match application opens in August and is due at the end of September.
Visit the National College Match section for more information.
The Stroud Scholars Program-Colorado College
Stroud Scholars prepares students for selective college environments
by working directly with high promise youth to provide academic
preparation, mentorship, and guidance navigating admissions and
financial aid processes to CC and beyond. Students successfully
completing the three-year college preparatory program will earn
admission to Colorado College and receive a financial aid package that
will enable them to attend.
The program offers a developmental pathway beginning the summer after
a student’s first year of high school and ending with a successful
transition into Colorado College or another intentionally chosen college
or university. For three summers, at no cost to the youth or their
families, Colorado College will host youth on our campus for three
weeks. During this time, participants will focus on cultivating
quantitative reasoning and writing skills. Participants will also
engage in programming designed to help them prepare practically for the
college admissions and financial aid processes. Lastly, the program
will support participants holistically to thrive in college by helping
them build a strong foundation of hard and soft skills, broaden their
aspirations and confidence, and connect them to a supportive community
of peers and mentors. Knowledge and skills gained during the summer
experience will also be supported and furthered through a series of
academic year programs.
For our pilot year (July 2020), we will accept 25 rising sophomores
from the Pikes Peak Region. Each subsequent year, we will continue to
support those students accepted into the program as well as accept a new
cohort of rising sophomores. In this way, we will continue to expand
the program year-by-year.The Stroud Scholars Program