QuestBridge Program for Freshman Applicants

Yale is committed to building a freshman class that’s diverse in every way. We know that higher education is a significant financial investment that may seem beyond the means of many potential applicants.

QuestBridge is a national non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. Partnering with the QuestBridge program is one way that we seek to make a Yale education affordable to students from across the socioeconomic spectrum. Through this program, we offer financial aid – based solely on financial need – sufficient to virtually eliminate cost as a consideration for families of low or modest income.

Yale has been a proud QuestBridge partner college since 2007. Our Match Process differs slightly from many other QuestBridge partners, so be sure to review Applying to Yale Through QuestBridge and our Frequently Asked Questions for helpful information.

I had never imagined that I would attend Yale. But when I set foot on campus over the summer through the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship, I fell in love. Now, with the amazing help of the QuestBridge National College Match scholarship, I'm attending the school of my dreams. I can't wait to grow and learn from my professors and peers, and I'm so grateful for this amazing opportunity, without which Yale would still be just a dream.


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Scholarship for QuestBridge Matches 2014-2015


Number of QuestBridge Matches and Quest Scholars admitted to Yale since 2007

$2 billion

QuestBridge students have received over $2 billion in full financial aid offers from 35 partner institutions


Bass Discussion (Resized)

Students discuss class material together in Bass Library, one of Yale's many libraries and study spaces.

Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University