Claremont McKenna College

QuestBridge Scholars Network at Claremont McKenna

The Claremont McKenna College QSN Chapter provides a welcoming and supportive community for its members. QuestBridge Scholars can engage in chapter activities, apply for leadership positions, and participate in opportunities offered nationwide through QuestBridge, including access to QuestBridge Alumni Association resources. 

Founded in 2006, the CMC QSN Chapter creates a second home for first-generation and low-income students on campus. Focused on mentorship, access, and service, the chapter has cultivated strong relationships with the Dean of Students and CMC’s CARE (Civility, Access, Resources, and Expression) ​Center, both of whom have offered support for programming and off-campus trips. Additionally, in past years, the CMC QSN Chapter has provided a variety of resources to students through the Career Services Center and Soll Center for Student Opportunity.

In 2020, the CMC QSN Chapter was awarded the Spirit Award for National Quest Day — an honor that only one QSN Chapter receives each year for their display of creativity and pride in their QuestBridge Scholar identity.

In addition to group activities, there are always opportunities for underclassmen to get involved in chapter leadership and initiatives. Each year, newly appointed chapter leaders and Executive Board members work together to plan new programming to ensure chapter members feel welcomed and engaged.