At the University of Pennsylvania, our chapter’s mission is to create a community for QuestBridge Scholars on our campus, one that fosters engagement with the community and with one another. In the last few years we have made many strides in that direction as we are now recognized by the university and have begun collaborating with other groups who cater to low-income, first generation students. We have a very close relationship with the Green Field Intercultural Center, where we usually house our events and receive an overwhelming amount of support in our efforts to make scholars feel welcomed at Penn.
Our chapter is cultivating a relationship with admissions and student financial services. In the recent months we have been working to create a stronger relationship with these two offices in order to understand how to be the most successful in our undergraduate careers. We also have a relationship with the Vice President of University Life, who has in the past asked us to meet with pre frosh and speak about our experience at Penn as low-income, first generation students.
We also host a lot of events to help students get the most out of their experience at Penn, such as a panel with student career services that gave us information on how to find internships and other opportunities. We host study breaks many times throughout the year, but our most successful event by far is QuestGiving. This annual feast is a staple of our community. We hope you’ll join our chapter and be a part of all these great events!