Welcome to the 
Quest Scholars Network


Our History

The formal launch of the Quest Scholars Network (QSN) in 2009 marked the beginning of new opportunities for thousands of Quest Scholars recognized by top-tier colleges for their achievements. These Quest Scholars started their journey together as finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match and went on to receive acceptance to QuestBridge's partner colleges, either with full scholarships or generous financial aid. Quest Scholars also include students who attended QuestLeadership, a five-week summer program that ran from 1994 to 2005. Quest Scholars demonstrate a shared commitment to ensuring equitable access to education. This website is their place to share their personal, academic, and professional interests; connect with one another and with new opportunities; and inspire current and future Quest Scholars.

The QSN is an outgrowth of the Quest Scholars Program, founded in 1994 by Stanford University graduates Michael McCullough and Ana Rowena McCullough. Rooted in social and intellectual engagement, the Quest mission from the outset has been to increase access to education across the socioeconomic spectrum. The ultimate goal is to find common ground upon which Quest Scholars can nourish their potential to become outstanding individuals with the ability to effect meaningful change within themselves and their communities.

Our Mission

The QSN is a resource site that engages the interests of Quest Scholars at top colleges and universities nationwide. The Network’s goals are simple: to inspire and support scholarship, leadership, and service—and to encourage actions that transform lives in the process. This website strives to be a national gathering place for Quest Scholars and affiliates from all over the United States and abroad. It serves currently enrolled students and graduates, many of whom are now pursuing advanced degrees or working professionally.




Connecting high-achieving, low-income high school students to America's best universities and opportunities.