QuestBridge Scholarship for National and International students 2023


Are you looking at studying in the USA? Is your choice of school a Questbridge college partner? Then, the QuestBridge Scholarship for National and International Students is for you.

Questbridge is a non-profit program that links students with educational scholarship opportunities at some USA colleges and universities. While it provides a college prep scholarship for high school juniors, it also provides a National College Match Program for high school seniors.

Questbridge started in 1987 at the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP). By 2004 it became Questbridge Program after the founder, Micael McCullough realized that the internet was a great tool to recruit promising low-income students.

This article from the World Scholarship Forum brings together all the requirements, procedures and application process to be a recipient of this scholarship.

Scholarship Summary

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

QuestBridge college partner that covers the cost of attendance, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Travel expenses

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 Quest Bridge scholarships:

Material Required:

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 Quest Bridge Regular Decision without any application fees. 

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