"We must spread the word of this great opportunity so low-income students can hope and dream about their adult lives. New York City students are particularly important because I've found that the rugged persona of a NYC student really helps them be resilient."
Forest Hills, NY
2010 Quest Scholar
|Quest for Excellence NYC Award|
Please note that the deadline for the Quest for Excellence NYC Award supplement is March 31, 2015. However, applicants must also submit a complete College Prep Scholarship application by the March 25, 2015 deadline in order to be considered.
To learn about our 2015 awards, please see our page on Why Apply to the NYC Award.
Juniors in New York City should apply through the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship application, including the Quest for Excellence NYC Award supplement. Only students who list their permanent zip code from within the five boroughs will be eligible to access the NYC Award supplement. Cohort selection for the NYC Award will happen after determination of College Prep Scholar status. By completing this application and supplement, students will have the chance to receive awards designed specifically to enhance their exposure to opportunities based on their extracurricular interests, background, and career goals, as well as to gain a network of like-minded individuals from the five boroughs of New York.
For more information about the NYC Award, including eligibility, how to apply, and our selection timeline, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
2013 NYC Award Winners visiting Wesleyan University, Summer 2013
Quest for Excellence NYC Award Founding Team, March 2013