WHAT: Barnard College is pleased to announce its selection as a new college partner with QuestBridge, a highly respected non-profit organization dedicated to matching high-achieving, low-income students with the country’s top-ranked colleges and universities. This new partnership adds to our efforts to ensure that Barnard’s student body reflects its commitment to diversity and inclusion. All of QuestBridge’s college partners are highly selective research universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States that offer their undergraduate students a top-tier educational experience. Barnard College is proud to be counted among QuestBridge’s college partners in the shared mission of helping exceptional students in low-income communities gain access to the country’s top-ranking colleges and universities. By partnering with QuestBridge, Barnard College will be able to more easily identify and recruit students of all backgrounds from across the country. Barnard has and will continue to alleviate the undue financial burden that college attendance can place on low-income families by providing full scholarships to those who qualify.
WHO: QuestBridge is a national non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, California, that connects the nation’s most impressive, disadvantaged youth with leading institutions of higher education to optimize their future opportunities. By recruiting, developing, and motivating these students — beginning in high school through college to their early career — QuestBridge helps talented low-income students gain entry into the nation’s best colleges, which sets them up for achieving success in their careers and communities.