On January 26, Barnard College announced its new partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-ranking, low-income high school students the ability to attend prestigious universities without any financial burden.

Barnard College announced their new partnership with QuestBridge today. This partnership will operate in collaboration with Barnard’s Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Student Life, Access Barnard, and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, according to a January 26 announcement posted on the Barnard College website. This new collaboration will hopefully add to Barnard’s “efforts to ensure that the campus student body reflects the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

QuestBridge is a national nonprofit service dedicated to providing high-achieving, low-income high school students the opportunity to apply for prestigious colleges, according to its website. QuestBridge also provides students with ongoing resources to assist them beyond their college years. According to the “Our Impact” page, over 70,000 students have been served by QuestBridge, resulting in over 15,000 national QuestBridge scholars and alumni, as well as over 7,000 scholars who “matched” with a university and received a full, four-year scholarship. Prior to this announcement, QuestBridge had already partnered with 40 US colleges, including Columbia University.

By becoming a partner, Barnard College “will be able to better identify and recruit high school students of all backgrounds from across the country,” allowing the College to further alleviate financial burdens from high-achieving, low-income applicants. Furthermore, a partnership with QuestBridge will allow Barnard students admitted through that program to receive full scholarships.

Barnard College via Bwog Archives