College Scholarship Opportunities:
QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.
Scholarship awards can include:
- Full scholarships to summer programs at Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, and Yale
- Individualized college admissions counseling by QuestBridge staff or Quest college students
- Invitations to the QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences at Northwestern, Yale, and Stanford
- All-expense-paid visits to college campuses
- College application advice from college students via telementoring
- Opportunities to win a Quest for Excellence Award, such as the Fein Fellows Award, Native American Award, and many others
College Admissions Assistance:
The following local non-profit organizations offer assistance with the college application process.
The Talent Search Program offers advisement and resources in college awareness, the college search, financial aid and applications, and transitioning from high school to college.
121 Avenue of the Americas (entrance at 555 Broome Street), New York, NY 10013
Subway: 1 or 9 to Canal Street; C or E to Spring Street; A to Canal Street
Goddard Riverside’s OPTIONS Center for Educational and Career Choice shows New York City students they can go to college and guides them through the steps to enrollment.
593 Columbus Avenue (between 88th and 89th), New York, NY 10024
Subway: 1, 9, B, or C to 86th Street
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s College Directions Program
CDP provides Bronx residents with college preparation, information, and assistance, free of charge.
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace, Bronx, NY 10463
Subway: 1 to 231st or 4 to Kingsbridge Road
The College Bound Program helps students navigate the college process, from working on applications to applying for financial aid. Offers free college trips and workshops.
3512 Dekalb Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
Subway: 4 to Woodlawn Station
New Settlement Apartments’ College Access Center
1563 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452
Subway: 4 to Mount Eden Avenue; D to 170th Street
College S.T.E.P.S. (Success through Education, Preparation and Service) is a free college access resource center available to Cypress Hills neighborhood residents who are interested in attending college. College S.T.E.P.S. provides individualized assistance and information on college selection, financial aid, scholarships, college tours and SAT prep workshops.
2836 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Subway: J, Z to Van Siclen Avenue