QuestBridge is an initiative of the nonprofit Quest Scholars Program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students nationwide, assists them with their applications and helps them connect with competitive colleges they would like to attend. Emory University is a member of a select coalition, including Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia and Rice universities, as well as small liberal arts colleges such as Bowdoin, Oberlin and Wellesley, that partner with QuestBridge.
Through the College Match Program, high school seniors chosen as finalists have their names and applications submitted by QuestBridge to college “partners” during the early admission cycle in lieu of submitting their applications directly to schools.
The colleges then rank the students they are interested in and the students rank their top-choice colleges. If there is a match, the student may attend the school and receive a scholarship package that includes full cost of tuition, books and room and board. Students who do not find a match during the early admission cycle may apply to their choices regular decision by completing the Common Application Supplement.
Students apply for the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship during eleventh grade and for the College Match program during twelfth grade. For more information on QuestBridge please visit www.questbridge.org.
Deadlines for College Match
QuestBridge Application: September 30
Test Scores and Transcripts: November 15
Financial Aid Materials (CSS Profile, FAFSA, Tax Returns, Earnings Statements): November 1
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“Being a QuestBridge Scholar has drastically reduced the financial burden of being a college student. I’m really grateful for the opportunity of attending such a magnificent university at such a low cost. Emory offers everything I was looking for: a well-respected institution, competitive peers, small class sizes, impressive faculty and staff, a beautiful campus and a great city.
“Emory QuestBridge Scholars have the advantage of being partnered with both a student and a faculty mentor. As a first-year student living away from home for the first time, I found my mentors priceless.”