The Quest for Excellence New Americans Award is an award from QuestBridge for high-achieving, low-income students who immigrated to the United States, or whose parents immigrated to United States. This award honors students who grew up in families that moved away from their country of origin, and made the United States their new home. We encourage eligible students from any country and any academic interest to apply. In our selection process, we will be looking for students who show strong potential to be admitted to one of the nation’s top colleges, and who demonstrate exceptional academic and personal achievement, depth of character, and thoughtful written reflections on their experiences as a first- or second-generation American. The Quest for Excellence New Americans Award 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 Academics Research Program.*
*The Pioneer Academics Research Program offers college-level research opportunities to exceptional, motivated high school students globally. Selected students work one-on-one with leading professors in cutting-edge study of their interests, culminating in original research and authoritative evaluations from their professors. The Program is conducted entirely online, allowing high school students from all over the world to participate. Students from 22 countries researching more than 20 academic areas have participated in the Program in the past five years.
High school juniors who:
If selected as a College Prep Scholar, recipients of the Quest for Excellence New Americans Award will be notified by late June. If you have additional questions about the Quest for Excellence New Americans Award, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.