Students selected for Quest for Excellence Awards will have the choice of one of the following awards:
A new laptop computer or iPad.
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An expense-paid visit to a QuestBridge partner college, during which awardees will have the opportunity to spend time exploring a campus, talking with students and professors, and observing classes in order to get a feel for the college’s atmosphere.
STEM: Up to $1,000 in relevant technology or funding towards a STEM-based education experience.
Arts: Up to $1,000 in relevant technology, funding towards an arts-based educational experience, art supplies, equipment, or materials.
Additional awards are offered through the Fein Fellows and NYC Award.
Award Descriptions for the 2015 National College Match
Quest for Excellence Arts Award
Granted to a student with special skills and interest in the visual or performing arts.
Please note: Additional application materials, such as an arts portfolio, may be required upon request.
Quest for Excellence Bay Area Award
Granted to a student from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Quest for Excellence Empire Award
Granted to a student who resides in New York State.
Quest for Excellence Entrepreneurship Award
Granted to a student with demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Quest for Excellence First Generation Award
Granted to a student whose perseverance and dedication to academic excellence will enable him or her to be among the first generation in his or her family to attend a four-year college.
Quest for Excellence Northern Great Plains Award
Granted to a student who resides in Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming.
Quest for Excellence Law Award
Granted to a student interested in the study and practice of law.
Quest for Excellence Military Family Award
Granted to a student with either one or more parents on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, or who has lost a parent while on active duty.
Quest for Excellence Native American Award
Granted to a student of Native American descent.
Quest for Excellence Rural Award
Granted to a student from a rural area in the United States who demonstrates a desire for opportunities that may have been limited or inaccessible in a rural environment.
Quest for Excellence Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) Award
Granted to a student interested in careers in the sciences, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.
Please note: Additional application materials may be required upon request.
Quest for Excellence Young Physicians’ Award
Granted to a student who intends to become a physician or medical researcher.