Swarthmore College

QuestBridge Scholars Network at Swarthmore

Welcome to Swarthmore’s QSN Chapter page! A liberal arts college located just 11 miles outside of Philadelphia, Swarthmore proves to be an exceptional institution with challenging academics and amazing opportunities! Swarthmore’s QSN Chapter is no exception. Our priority is to make Scholars feel as if they have a home away from home and we do so by connecting each other to endless amounts of resources on campus. Another exciting aspect of our chapter is that we are an officially chartered group on campus, allowing us to further expand our initiatives.

At Swarthmore, we are fortunate to have support from the administration when it comes to adjusting to college life. We kick off our year with a Welcome Event with admissions so QuestBridge Scholars can meet the individuals who read their application and understand the struggles and successes they’ve encountered to get to where they are today. We also partner up with Career Services to assist Scholars with internship searches by connecting them with fellow alumni and providing them with in-depth career advice. They also help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews! We also partner with the Counseling and Psychological Services and the First-in-Family student group to host monthly luncheon, during which students have a chance to gather in a safe space and have a discussion about mental health and academic success.

When it comes to QuestBridge events, we are keen on providing our students with ways to destress, engage with the community, and share their voices. Some of our annual events include QuestGiving, Bonfire Night, and Holiday Celebration. Among all, our End-of-the-Year Banquet proves to be our most popular event. We typically invite graduating seniors to share their Swat experience along with any insider tips on how to succeed as a first-generation/low-income student. It’s a wonderful time to get together and reflect on our year as a QSN Chapter. We hope that you’ll take the time to learn more about limitless opportunities that exist at Swarthmore!