Quest for Excellence: Arts

The Quest for Excellence Arts Award gives high-achieving, low-income high school juniors and seniors with special skills and interests in the visual or performing arts access to residential summer enrichment programs, grants for technology and supplies, as well as funding for college visits. These awards are intended to support students as they pursue their artistic passions and prepare them to succeed in college. This initiative is made possible through the generosity of several donors.

National College Match Finalists selected for the Quest for Excellence Arts Award will receive:

  • $1,000 in technology (new computer, tablet, or laptop) OR
  • Up to $1,000 coverage in travel costs to QuestBridge college partners of your choice

How to Apply

  1. Start a National College Match application. Only students who rank schools through the National College Match and are selected as Finalists will be considered for this award.
  2. On the Manage page of your application, click the link for the Quest for Excellence Award supplement and answer the essay prompt(s) for the categories you're interested in.
  3. Complete and submit the National College Match application by September 27, 2016. 
  4. Complete and submit the Quest for Excellence Award supplement by its deadline (mid-November).
  5. If you have additional questions about the Quest for Excellence Arts Award, please send inquiries to qfe@questbridge.org.

2016 College Prep Scholars selected for the Quest for Excellence Arts Award received:

  • Up to $1,000 in technology (new computer, tablet, or laptop) OR
  • Up to $1,000 in arts supplies or software (drawing tools, musical instruments, photography supplies, dance equipment, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.) OR
  • Up to $1,000 coverage in travel costs to QuestBridge college partners OR
  • A full scholarship to a residential summer program, such as Pratt Institute PreCollege or RISD Pre-College