Applications for QuestBridge Scholarships are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.
QuestBridge Scholarships 2023 are fully funded scholarships for American students. These scholarships are available for high school seniors. The scholarship covers full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000.
The Texas Match the Promise Foundation encourages families to save for college by offering matching scholarships and tuition grants to participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund — the state’s prepaid tuition plan.
Promise Fund tuition units represent a fixed amount of undergraduate resident tuition and school-wide required fees at eligible Texas public colleges and universities. Match the Promise will award Promise Fund tuition units to approved recipients, supplementing participant contributions to the fund during the current Promise Fund sales period.
QuestBridge partners up with 40 prestigious colleges and universities in the U.S. to offer the National College Match scholarship. The scholarship covers the full cost of attendance for each college—including tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and books and supplies—with no parental contribution, and no student loans. Note, however, that the scholarship may entail student contribution in the form of work study or student savings.
Two Levels of Scholarships
Up to $500 of participant tuition unit purchases will be matched with the same type of tuition units. Scholarship recipients with a family income of $75,000 or less will receive a two-to-one match. All other scholarship recipients will receive a one-to-one match.
A one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today’s prices will be awarded. Matching Scholarships will be approved for up to 150 top scoring applicants. The five applicants who score the highest will receive Promise Scholarships.
Scholarship Summary for QuestBridge Undergraduate Scholarships
- Level of Study: Undergraduate
- Institution(s): 40 prestigious colleges and universities
- Study in: USA
- Program Period: Four years
- Deadline: September 27, 2022
Schools/Colleges Part of the National College Match
- Amherst College
- Bowdoin College
- Brown University
- California Institute of Technology
- Carleton College
- Claremont McKenna College
- Colby College
- Colorado College
- Columbia University
- Dartmouth College
- Davidson College
- Duke University
- Emory University
- Grinnell College
- Hamilton College
- Haverford College
- Macalester College
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Northwestern University
- Oberlin College
- Pomona College
- Princeton University
- Rice University
- Scripps College
- Stanford University
- Swarthmore College
- Tufts University
- University of Chicago
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Southern California
- University of Virginia
- Vanderbilt University
- Vassar College
- Washington and Lee University
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Wellesley College
- Wesleyan University
- Williams College
- Yale University
Scholarship Coverage for QuestBridge Undergraduate Scholarships
QuestBridge scholarships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:
The scholarship covers the full cost of attendance for each college—including tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and books and supplies—with no parental contribution, and no student loans.
Note, however, that the scholarship may entail student contribution in the form of work study or student savings.
Eligibility Criteria for QuestBridge scholarships
To qualify for QuestBridge scholarships, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Language(s): English
- Eligible Countries: USA (U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a high school student, regardless of citizenship, attending high school in the U.S.)
- Primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, or IB level courses)
- SAT or PSAT scores over 1310
- ACT composite scores above 28
- Class rank in the top 5-10% of the graduating class
- Evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and recommendation letters.
Although these are not strict parameters, and each applicant will be considered in its own context, these numbers should give you a good idea of what QuestBridge is looking for in a student.
How to Apply for QuestBridge Scholarships
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for QuestBridge scholarships:
- National College Match’s online application, which includes two essays and short answer questions
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers in core academic subjects
- A Secondary School Report from your high school counselor
- A School Profile (optional, but recommended)
- A high school transcript
- Any standardized test scores. SAT and/or ACT test scores highly recommended.
At the end of September, applicants submit their applications. In October, applicants will rank up to 12 college partners for consideration. Later in October, applicants will be notified whether they have been selected to be finalists. Finalists will proceed to submit additional materials for the specific colleges they have ranked. In December, those who have matched with a college can relax in knowing that they have a full four-year scholarship to their college!
Applicants who were not selected in October to be finalists, as well as applicants who did not match with a college can apply again and to additional schools as part of QuestBridge Regular Decision without any application fees.