The QuestBridge National College Match

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A Top-Tier College Education is Possible and Affordable

Did You Know?
High-achieving low-income students actually have an advantage in college admissions.
• Leading colleges are actively seeking to increase socioeconomic diversity on their campuses.

Attending a selective private college can be cheaper than going to a community or state college.
• Many aid packages cover 100% of students’ financial need and are loan-free.

The National College Match
• For high school seniors • Connects high-achieving low-income students with admission and full four-year scholarships to selective colleges • Offers College Match scholarships that:
– Cover the full cost of tuition and room & board (worth up to $200,000) – Are loan-free and require no parental contribution

• Application enables low-income students to highlight their strengths and the obstacles they have overcome

The National College Match
• Additional Benefits:
– Access to 25 top-ranked colleges with one application – No application fees – A Quest Scholars chapter on every partner college campus

• In 2008:
– 260 students received admission and College Match scholarships – More than 800 QuestBridge applicants were admitted Quest Scholars through Regular Decision with generous financial aid

QuestBridge Partner Colleges

Am I Eligible?
2008 Quest Scholars
Class Rank SAT (Math + Critical Reading) Household Income

1st in Class………... 28% Top 5%....................75% Top 10%..................98% Top 20%..................99%

1500+………..…….…..14% 1400+……….……..…..43% 1300+………..…..…….66% 1200+………….……….86%

$20,000 and under…... 26% $40,000 and under…… 73% $60,000 and under.......95% Over $60,000….………..5%

First generation in family to attend college: 71%

2009 National College Match Dates
• September 30: National College Match application due (including recommendations, transcripts, test scores, and essays) • October 12: College rankings and Match Agreement Form due • October 23: Finalist notification via email • December 1: College Match scholarship recipients announced • December 15: Deadline to request application forwarding for Regular Decision

Quest for Excellence Awards
Nine awardees will each receive:
• A new laptop computer • An all-expense paid visit to a QuestBridge partner college

Most awardees will also receive career mentoring from successful individuals and organizations, such as the Wall Street Journal and the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Visit www.questbridge.org for more information on how to apply.

Quest Scholars Network
National College Match finalists who attend a QuestBridge partner college become Quest Scholars. Benefits of the Quest Scholars Network:
• Become part of a campus chapter connected to a national community • Internship and summer scholarship opportunities • Annual leadership retreats Quest Scholars Leadership Retreats 2009

Stanford University

Yale University

About Me
• • • • My My My My background QuestBridge experience interests / intended major plans

About QuestBridge
• 15-year-old non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, California. • Has helped thousands of students to gain admission to 25 partner colleges since launching its current programs 5 years ago.
QuestBridge Staff

For More Information
Website: www.questbridge.org Email: questions@questbridge.org

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