Application for the QuestBridge Student Program in US Students in USA – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the QuestBridge Program in USA.
The QuestBridge Scholarship application process is currently available. In this article, we’ll go into great detail regarding this scholarship program, its advantages, and how to apply.
The QuestBridge Scholarships 2023 are fully paid awards for students in the United States. Seniors in high school are eligible for these scholarships. The complete four-year scholarship, worth more than $200,000, is covered by the award.
By providing matching scholarships and tuition grants to participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid tuition program, the Texas Match the Promise Foundation encourages families to save for college.
At qualified Texas public colleges and universities, Promise Fund tuition units represent a fixed amount of undergraduate resident tuition plus school-wide mandatory fees. In order to augment participant contributions made to the fund during the current Promise Fund sales season, Match the Promise will grant eligible recipients Promise Fund tuition units.
The National College Match scholarship is provided by QuestBridge in collaboration with 40 top colleges and universities in the United States. No parent contribution or student loans are required because the scholarship pays the entire cost of attendance for each college, including tuition, housing and board, travel expenses, and books and supplies. However, keep in mind that the scholarship may require student participation in the form of job study or savings.
Two Levels of Scholarships
The same type of tuition units will be matched up to $500 in participant tuition unit purchases. Scholarship winners whose families make no more than $75,000 will receive a two-to-one match. All other scholarship winners will be matched one to one.
There will be a one-time payout of tuition units worth $2,000 at current prices. Up to 150 applicants with the highest scores will be granted matching scholarships. Promise Scholarships will be given to the top five applicants.
- 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
The following advantages are given to recipients of QuestBridge scholarships:
No parent contribution or student loans are required because the scholarship pays the entire cost of attendance for each college, including tuition, housing and board, travel expenses, and books and supplies.
However, keep in mind that the scholarship may require student participation in the form of job study or savings.
Eligibility Criteria for QuestBridge scholarships
Candidates must meet all of the criteria listed below in order to be eligible for QuestBridge scholarships:
- Required Language(s): English
- Eligible Countries: the USA (U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a high school student, regardless of citizenship, attending high school in the U.S.)
- Mostly A’s in the most difficult courses offered (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
- Through essays and recommendation letters, you can demonstrate your excellent writing skills, intellectual curiosity, and tenacity.
These numbers should give you a decent understanding of what QuestBridge is looking for in a student, even if these are not rigid requirements and each application will be taken into account in its own context.
How to Apply for QuestBridge Scholarships
For application guidelines for QuestBridge scholarships, kindly follow these steps:
- The online application for National College Match, which consists of two essays and short answer questions
- Two recommendation letters from instructors of fundamental academic disciplines
- 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.
Applicants submit their applications around the end of September. Up to 12 college partners will be ranked by candidates in October. Applicants will learn if they have been chosen as finalists later in October. Then, the finalists will provide more materials for the particular universities they have ranked. Those who matched with a college in December can unwind knowing they have a full four-year scholarship to their chosen institution!
Without paying any application costs, applicants who were not chosen as finalists in October or who did not match with a college can reapply to the same schools through QuestBridge Regular Decision.
Visit the official website for QuestBridge scholarships for additional information.