86th Annual Scholarship Drive

Student-driven fundraiser with a $50,000 grand prize drawing on March 1, 2024

Saint Ignatius High School

QuestBridge Scholar Earns Full College Tuition

Nathaniel LePelley ’23 was recently named a QuestBridge Scholar and will receive a full four-year scholarship for his college education.

Saint Ignatius High School senior Nathaniel LePelley has been selected as a QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship Recipient and has received a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Chicago.

QuestBridge’s National College Match is a national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Out of over 17,900 applicants, QuestBridge selected 5,613 finalists to be considered for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship (Match Scholarship). This year, QuestBridge’s 48 college partners matched with 1,755 finalists, who are recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients.

Match Scholarship Recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with full four-year scholarships that are provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring for these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable. QuestBridge’s college partners include top liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Pomona, and Carleton and exceptional research universities such as Duke, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, and Yale. The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.

This year’s Match Scholarship Recipients come from 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. 

Congratulations, Nathaniel! We are very proud of you for this outstanding achievement.

About QuestBridge: 
QuestBridge is a national nonprofit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunities. By recruiting, developing, and motivating these students — beginning in high school through college to their early career — QuestBridge aims to help talented, low-income students attend the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their respective careers and communities.