QuestBridge Program for Freshman Applicants

Yale is committed to building a freshman class that’s diverse in every way.


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.