8/16 Gen-I NOW: QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship!

QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.

All application materials must be submitted by September 27, 2017.


  • Must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2018 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2018.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding academic ability (e.g., ranking top 5-10% of graduating class, SAT or PSAT scores > 1310, ACT composite scroe > 28)
  • Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four

For a complete list of eligibility please visit QuestBridge’s “Who Should Apply” page.


  • A free, online National College Match application, including information on your academic and extracurricular accomplishments, financial background*, two essays, 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 and additional transcripts (if applicable)
  • Any standardized test score reports to-date. We accept SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, IB, or AP test scores. SAT and/or ACT test scores are highly recommended

*Access to previous year tax returns and other financial documents is highly recommended and will help you complete the application.


  • Click here for a complete list of information and application components.
  • Click here to begin a new application.

For questions or inquiries about scholarship, please email questions@questbridge.org or call (650) 331-3280.