Refer a Student

QuestBridge connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to the nation's best colleges. Referrals help us reach students who may not know that a top college can be affordable — and even free — for students from low-income backgrounds.

The College Prep Scholars Program for high school juniors opens in early February and the application is due in late March. The National College Match for high school seniors opens in late summer and the application is due in late September. 

Refer students who:

  • Excel academically by earning primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available and displaying intellectual curiosity and strong writing ability.
  • Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a household of four), with minimal assets, and often qualify for their school's free or reduced-price meals.
  • Exhibit strong character, such as resilience, integrity, and motivation to succeed.

When you refer students to QuestBridge, we will send them information about our programs. You can refer younger students and we will contact them when they become eligible. Referrals are not required to apply and students can opt out of our communications at any time.