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How to Apply

Please review the eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and application process thoroughly before submitting your application.

Application Process

There is a multi-tiered application (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in addition to interviews. Applicants should plan to allot 1 – 2 hours per Part. Applicants will be notified as they are selected to advance to subsequent parts of the application.

Part 1 provides applicants an opportunity to share academic, professional, and personal interests, including

  • the applicant’s college transcript
    • Both official and unofficial copies are accepted.
    • Screenshots of your grades are also acceptable. Please note: Applicants who advance to Part 3 will be required to submit an official or unofficial copy of their transcript if they have not done so previously.
  • the applicant’s resume

Part 1 is due on July 18 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Applicants invited to advance to Part 2 will be notified by the end of July.

Part 2 provides applicants an opportunity to share more about their extracurricular interests and involvement, professional goals, and availability.

Applicants invited to advance to Part 3 will be notified in mid-August.

Part 3 provides applicants the opportunity to elaborate on their interests and goals. It consists of a handful of short answer prompts.

Applicants invited to virtual interviews will be notified in mid-September.

The selection committee will make decisions based on a variety of factors, including the overall quality of your application, your academic and career goals, your established performance in both academics and extracurricular activities, your interview, and your commitment to the Fellowship experience.

Selection and Program Timeline

  • Application Review: QuestBridge will review applications carefully at each stage in the process. QuestBridge will notify applicants as they are invited to advance to the next stage. 
  • Interviews: QuestBridge will invite select applicants to complete virtual interviews in September.
  • Official Selection: QuestBridge will announce Fellowship recipients by mid-October and the first meeting will occur in November.
  • Fellows Meetings: 
    • Up to three weekend retreats 
    • Monthly virtual meetings
    • Monthly life and career coaching sessions
  • Funds: Distribution will take place in tranches throughout the Fellowship, and the final installment will be distributed when all professional experiences and mandatory outcomes have been completed.

Please direct your questions about the application and selection process to