"Because I received a College Prep Scholarship award, I became a much more competitive applicant since I gained valuable insight on what a personal statement should be. Having admission officers give examples of personal statements that shined really gave me a sense of what was expected. Also, attending the conference gave me the opportunity to experience Stanford, which inspired me to work even harder."
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QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences
Each year, QuestBridge hosts invitation-only College Admissions Conferences for high school juniors during the late spring and early summer. Over 2,000 College Prep Scholars are invited to one of these sessions, which take place on several of our partner college campuses. In 2013, the conferences will be held at Northwestern, Yale, and Stanford Universities.
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The conferences feature workshops and presentations that detail how low-income students can make the most of the advantages they possess in the college admissions process. Students who attend the conference will have the opportunity to:
QuestBridge is committed to helping as many students as possible attend the College Admissions Conferences. Each year, we do our best to provide a limited number of travel grants to students who travel long distances to attend the conferences. However, as a non-profit organization, we do not have the resources to sponsor travel for all students who receive conference invitations, and can only provide a limited number of travel grants.
We encourage student to fundraise on their own if possible. Past students have been successful in raising funds from sources such as local businesses, churches, and community organizations in order to cover their travel expenses. You may wish to review the fundraising guide on the Junior Statesmen Foundation’s website for more ideas. (QuestBridge is not affiliated with the Junior Statesmen Foundation.)
You will be asked to choose your preferred conference location on the College Prep Scholarship application.
The 2013 College Admissions Conference locations are:
Stanford University: May 18, 2013
To get a sense of what the day will be like, please click here to view a sample conference schedule.