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Alternative programs to QuestBridge?

Hey y'all, I've heard a lot about QuestBridge and how it helps low-income students get into top colleges. Are there any other programs like it that I should keep an eye on? I'm really interested in applying to similar programs. Thanks everyone!

7 months ago

Hello! It's fantastic that you're exploring programs like QuestBridge to support your college application process. There are several other programs designed to help low-income and/or underrepresented students apply to and attend top colleges. Here are a few you may want to research:

1. Posse Foundation: The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential and supports them through college. Partner colleges provide full-tuition scholarships to students selected as Posse Scholars.

2. CollegePoint: CollegePoint is an initiative that connects low-income and underrepresented students to virtual advising services, assisting with college search, selection, and application. Advisors can help you identify opportunities and scholarships at various schools.

3. Fly-in Programs: Many top colleges offer fly-in programs for low-income and underrepresented students, where they cover your travel expenses to visit their campuses. Keep an eye out for these opportunities, as visiting campuses can give you valuable insight into school culture and help your application stand out.

4. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers the Cooke College Scholarship Program, which provides financial support, advising, and networking opportunities to high-achieving, low-income students. Keep in mind that this is a scholarship foundation rather than a college application program like QuestBridge.

5. LEDA Scholars Program: The Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholars Program offers a free seven-week summer program for students who are academically talented and from low-income backgrounds. Participants receive guidance on college applications, writing, and standardized test preparation.

Remember to also take advantage of services and support from your high school counselor, as they can provide personalized guidance and resources tailored to your specific needs.

7 months ago

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