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|Why Apply for Quest for Excellence Awards?|
Students selected for Quest for Excellence awards will have the choice of one of the following awards:
Please see below for the full list of Quest for Excellence Award categories.
Award Descriptions for the 2013 National College Match
Quest for Excellence Arts Award
Granted to a student with special skills and interest in the visual or performing arts.
Quest for Excellence Bay Area Award
Granted to a student from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Quest for Excellence Empire State Award
Granted to a student living in New York state who aspires to attend a top-tier college.
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 Great Plains Award
Granted to a student from the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.
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 one or more parents on active duty in the U.S. armed forces.
Quest for Excellence Native American Award
Granted to a Native American student who aspires to attend a top-tier college.
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 Award
Granted to a student interested in careers in the sciences and/or technology.
Quest for Excellence Young Physicians’ Award
Granted to a student who intends to become a physician or medical researcher.