College Guidance

Scholarships for High Achieving Low Income Students

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives high achieving low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match.  Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college. 

 

The Jack Kent Foundation Scholarships for high achieving low-income high school students

You must provide information on your family’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on your federal tax return from the past three years.

All College Scholarship Program applicants are required to have taken the SAT and/or ACT test and have score report(s) available by the application deadline to be uploaded to the application. You must take the test and receive scores of an SAT Total Score of 1200 or above OR an ACT Composite Score of 26 or above.

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program for high achieving low-income high school students

McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.