The Quest for Excellence USA Award celebrates the rich heritage and variety of communities throughout the United States of America. This award recognizes and honors one top high-achieving, low-income high school junior from every state. We encourage students interested in any academic discipline to apply for the Quest for Excellence USA Award. In our selection process, we will be looking for students who show a strong potential to be admitted to one of the nation’s top colleges and who demonstrate a deep commitment to the health, vibrancy, and well-being of their region or state. This initiative is made possible through the generosity of several donors.
Up to $1,000 for:
Select awardees will also receive a full scholarship to the online Pioneer Research Program.*
*The Pioneer Research Program is a global virtual research institute that gives interest-driven high-achieving high school students the opportunity to conduct research that meets the highest standards of undergraduate-level work. These studies culminate in a full-length research paper certified by Pioneer. Since 2012, 4,192 students from 71 countries and regions have completed the program. Whether in STEM, social sciences, or humanities, Pioneer provides its scholars with broad institutional research resources through one-on-one professor mentorship, an unparalleled academic system, online undergraduate libraries, and the global Pioneer alumni network.
High school juniors who:
If selected as a College Prep Scholar, recipients of the Quest for Excellence USA Award will be notified by late June. If you have additional questions about the Quest for Excellence USA Award, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.