College Prep Scholars Program: How To Apply

The 2019 College Prep Scholars Program application closed on March 20, 2019. 

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 Requirements 

  • A free, online College Prep Scholars Program application, including an essay, short answer questions, and information on your academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and financial background.*
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher in a core academic subject.
  • A high school transcript.
  • Any standardized test score reports to-date. We accept PSAT, SAT, ACT Aspire, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, or AP test scores. 

*Access to 2018 tax returns, W-2(s), or other financial documents is highly recommended to complete the application accurately.

Application Resources

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


Live, online webinars designed to give you key information about being a competitive applicant.


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.

Bridge Blog

Stories and advice about the application process, featuring insight from admissions officers, QuestBridge Scholars, and QuestBridge Staff.

Student Resource Center

Detailed information about recommendations and writing essays.