Hamilton is partnering with QuestBridge, a California-based nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students with highly selective colleges and universities. Hamilton will become the 39th institution to join QuestBridge, whose current educational partners include six of the eight Ivy League colleges and six of Hamilton’s peers in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
QuestBridge recruits, develops and motivates high-achieving, low-income students to increase the percentage of these students attending the nation’s best colleges and continues supporting them in their respective careers and communities. The QuestBridge Scholars Network includes more than 10,000 current students and alumni nationally. Hamilton will begin enrolling QuestBridge students in the fall of 2018.
“We are excited to expand our outstanding college options for our applicants through the addition of Hamilton College,” said Ana McCullough, QuestBridge co-founder and CEO. “We believe Hamilton will offer our students affordable, top-notch educational opportunities, and we look forward to our partnership.”
“QuestBridge and Hamilton are both committed to attracting the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds, and it is an honor and privilege to be able to join forces,” said Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer. “We are looking forward to their help with expanding the pool of talented students who have access to a Hamilton education.”
This partnership builds upon Hamilton’s long-standing commitment to access and affordability. The college offers generous financial aid, a need-blind admission policy, 46 years sponsoring successful Opportunity Programs, a partnership with the Posse Foundation, and support programs such as the Student Emergency Aid Fund, First-Year-Forward and Multicultural Peer Mentoring, among other initiatives.