Now in its 10th year, the 2013-2014 QuestBridge National College Match received 12,818 applications from students across the nation, the highest number to date.
QuestBridge selected 4,773 finalists, and 440 students were ultimately selected by QuestBridge partner colleges to become College Match recipients.
It has always been the goal of QuestBridge to demonstrate to these extraordinary students that an excellent education is within their reach financially,'' said Ana McCullough, CEO and cofounder of QuestBridge.
Fortunately, the scholarship organizations had all believed my statement: I was ultimately awarded a full-tuition Questbridge
scholarship to the University of Chicago.
They join Mark Chernis, COO of Schoolnet, Jack Larson, founder and former CEO of Career Education, John Katzman, founder and CEO of 2tor, and Board Advisors Josh Cohen, managing partner of City Light Capital, Michael McCullough, founder and president of QuestBridge
, and Roy Romer, former Governor of Colorado, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District and senior advisor at the College Board.
QuestBridge partners with 26 top American Universities including Stanford, Yale, Amherst, Columbia, MIT and Princeton.
Today's partnership with QuestBridge helps further our goal of filling the 'opportunity gap' that currently exists for students pursuing higher education," said ConnectEDU President and CEO, Craig Powell.
QuestBridge and ConnectEDU's combined offerings will now be available to students within ConnectEDU's technology solutions, integrating QuestBridge's National College Match Program and College Prep Scholarship applications with ConnectEDU's college resource database, and expanding ConnectEDU's existing user base of more than one million prospective students.
QuestBridge and ConnectEDU have partnered for a synergistic approach to level the playing field in the area of college access," said QuestBridge CEO, Michael McCullough.
The QuestBridge College Match awarded 100 low-income students nationwide with full tuition, room and board, and selected living expenses to elite colleges including Princeton, Williams College, Stanford University, and Columbia University.
Many of the nation's top-rated colleges and universities partner with QuestBridge to increase the number of talented, low-income students on their campuses," said Tim Brady, CEO of QuestBridge.
QuestBridge helps these talented students achieve the dream of college, allowing graduates to enter the workforce without the burden of large school loans.