"The QuestBridge application is free, and if you become a finalist, applying to other partner universities is also free. Besides the fact that QuestBridge removes the financial burden, it provides an application that focuses on low-income students' accomplishments while highlighting the hardships they endured. Applying to QuestBridge certainly benefits low-income students because colleges come to understand the challenges they have faced."
|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 2014 College Prep Scholarship
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 New York City Award
Granted to multiple students who live in New York City, are leaders in their community, and fill out the NYC Award supplement in addition to the College Prep Scholarship. For more information, please visit: Why Apply to the Quest for Excellence NYC Award
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.