Colgate University is proud to announce a new partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., that connects the most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education.
Beginning this year, students will be able to apply to Colgate through QuestBridge’s National College Match admission program, and as with all Colgate students, the University will meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need for every admitted QuestBridge applicant.
“Colgate must continue to attract a high-achieving student body that reflects the vibrant and powerful diversity of our nation,” said Colgate President Brian W. Casey. “Like our recently announced No-Loan Initiative, joining QuestBridge is another important step to help ensure that we are enrolling the most talented students regardless of their family’s income. Their efforts to connect the nation’s most talented low-income students with the best colleges and universities are laudable, and I am so proud that Colgate is now part of this important network.”
Since 2003, the QuestBridge National College Match has successfully connected nearly 7,400 students with full scholarships at college partners. All Finalists who ultimately matriculate to QuestBridge college partners join the QuestBridge Scholars Network, which provides ongoing support and engagement opportunities. The QuestBridge Scholars Network and Alumni Association now include more than 16,000 current college students and graduates worldwide.
“We were moved by the depth of President Brian Casey’s dedication to a partnership during his visit to our QuestBridge headquarters here in California,” said Ana McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO, QuestBridge. “Thanks to those discussions and his leadership, we know Colgate is a place where QuestBridge Scholars will thrive. We are excited to embark on this partnership with President Casey, his staff, and the Colgate community as a whole.”
Colgate joins QuestBridge as the University enters its third century of educating students in the beautiful Chenango Valley in central New York. Last year, the University celebrated its Bicentennial and launched a No-Loan Initiative eliminating federal student loans from all financial aid packages of families with annual incomes less than $125,000.