The University of Virginia 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 2010, the UVA QSN Chapter seeks to create an environment in which Scholars feel welcomed and can connect with peers from similar backgrounds. Thanks to a close relationship with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the offices of several deans, in past years, many Scholars have found work opportunities in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Additionally, the chapter has hosted QuestBridge National College Match Finalists and offered additional activities to matched Scholars during acceptance weekends.
Dedicated to building a strong community and support network, the UVA QSN Chapter has hosted a welcome party at the beginning of the school year and offered a mentorship program. In 2018, the UVA 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.