The 2022 National College Match is now open! The deadline is Tuesday, September 27Start your application >>


We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.


Who Should apply?



Class Year Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2022, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2023 and plan to enroll as a first-year student in college in the fall of 2023.

Citizenship Eligibility

Any high school senior, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the U.S. is eligible for the National College Match. Additionally, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents living abroad are eligible. International students living outside the U.S. are not eligible.

Students attending high school in the U.S. as undocumented or international students are eligible to apply, but should review the Additional Citizenship Requirements to see which QuestBridge college partners will consider them for the Match Scholarship.

Academic Achievement

We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our colleges


Financial Qualifications

Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical household of four and have minimal assets. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial criteria carefully to see if they may qualify.

QuestBridge will thoroughly review the financial information in each student's application. Students who are selected as Finalists will need to submit official documentation verifying their financial situation directly to the colleges to which they apply.