Davidson College is a proud QuestBridge partner institution.

QuestBridge links high-achieving and low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. Every year, we admit and enroll students through the National College Match program and through QuestBridge Regular Decision. 

Students who match with a partner college receive a full four-year scholarship. This scholarship covers the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, and other expenses), is loan-free, and requires no custodial contribution.


Important Dates

Students applying as part of the QuestBridge process must follow all deadlines as outlined on their application timeline.

Applying for Admission

The QuestBridge application is completely free to students. 

In addition to the QuestBridge application, we require supplemental materials as part of your application to Davidson.

Learn more about applying to Davidson



Applying for Financial Aid

Davidson College is committed to the premise that an excellent liberal arts education is one of the best investments a family can make. We are committed to affordability and accessibility, meeting 100% of students’ calculated financial need entirely with grants and student employment. Through the Davidson Trust, we became the first national liberal arts college to replace loans with grants in financial aid packages. 

Students applying to Davidson through the QuestBridge Match process are required to submit the CSS Profile. Explore our partner page on the QuestBridge website for more information.

We encourage current Quest Scholars to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at financialaidoffice@davidson.edu for more information on health insurance, work study details, outside scholarships, and eligibility for maintaining the award. You may also schedule a call with a member of our financial aid team.

QuestBridge Scholars Network Scholars On Campus

Davidson's QSN Chapter provides a support system for current QuestBridge Scholars at Davidson where students can openly discuss socioeconomic issues, raise awareness about socioeconomic diversity on campus, and serve the local community. Scholars may engage in chapter activities, apply for leadership positions, and participate in nationwide QuestBridge opportunities, including access to QuestBridge Alumni Association resources. In recent years, the chapter has collaborated with organizations on and off-campus, has offered a mentorship program to support first-year students, and has hosted major campus-wide events, including a clothing drive for Crisis Assistance and a Privilege Walk, encouraging conversations about differences in race, gender, sex, and socioeconomic status.