College Prep Scholars Program: How To Apply

The 2023 College Prep Scholars Program application is now closed. Applicants will find out in late April if they were selected as College Prep Scholars.

To be considered for the awards and opportunities for College Prep Scholars — including a full scholarship to a college summer program — submit a free, online College Prep Scholars Program application.

Application Components 

  • Information on your academics, activities, household, and financial background*
  • Essay and short answers
  • A recommendation from a teacher in a core academic subject
  • Current high school transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Any standardized test score reports to-date (if taken). We accept PSAT, PreACT, SAT, ACT, or AP test scores (unofficial test score reports are accepted)
  • School Profile (optional, but recommended)

*Access to 2022 tax returns, W-2(s), or other financial documents is highly recommended to complete the application accurately.

Application Resources

Use the resources below to complete the College Prep Scholars Program application. Visit AskQB, our online help portal, if you have any questions.


Live and on-demand webinars designed to give you key information about being a competitive applicant, as well as other virtual opportunities to get your questions answered by QuestBridge Staff.


Short video tutorials on the QuestBridge YouTube channel for key sections of the application.

Income and Assets Guide

 A glossary of terms to help you complete the Income and Assets page fully and accurately. 

Application Instructions

A quick-start guide to the College Prep Scholars Program application.

Student Resource Center

Detailed information about recommendations and writing essays.

Application FAQs