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Quest Mentoring Program


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Current Quest Mentors and Mentees:
Please use our Reflection Topics to help guide your dicussions!


For Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Quest Scholars:

The deadline for our Quest Mentoring sign up has passed.
Please contact your Quest Liaison to get involved.

Every year, rising sophomore, junior, and senior Quest Scholars will be able to sign up in late spring/early summer to be a Quest Mentor! As long a Quest Scholar is receiving QSN emails, he or she will receive notification when the sign up becomes available. The application will also be posted on this website when it is available.

If a Quest Scholar has missed the chance to sign up, they should contact their Quest Liaison. Here is a PDF of the 2014 Mentor Sign Up Form; providing these answers will aid the Liaison in assigning Mentor Families.

Quest Scholars at Brown University, Columbia University, or Pomona College will not be able to sign up on this website or receive a notification email from Quest HQ. To be a Quest Mentor at these QSN Chapters, a rising sophomore, junior, or senior should reach out directly to their Liaison

For Freshmen:

We are excited for our newest Quest Scholars every year to be part of the Quest Mentoring Program and the Quest Scholars Network (QSN). Rising freshmen have the opportunity to notify Quest HQ (by email or on the Are You A Quest Scholar? form) if they would not like to participate in Quest Mentoring. Otherwise, these students are automatically considered Quest Mentees and will be paired up with a Mentor Family!

The Quest Mentoring Program will ease new Quest Scholars' transitions into college and provide fun opportunities to meet encouraging upperclassmen. They will be able to create friendships with Quest Scholars who have already been in their shoes!

For rising freshmen who have missed the chance to sign up, they should email to notify Quest HQ that they are attending a QuestBridge partner college. They should email their Quest Liaison to be added to a Mentor Family.

Any questions should be directed to the Quest Liaison or


2012 liaisonconference weekend 51-002"Mentoring through Quest gave me the incredible opportunity to support an incoming Quest Scholar in her transition to college. Even though I was officially the mentor, I often found much-needed comfort and validation in conversations with my mentee."

– Erin Turner, Northwestern University, Class of 2014


About Quest Mentoring:

Here's how Quest Mentoring works:

  • Each year, Liaisons create Mentor Families headed by two to five Co-Mentors with complementing academic and extracurricular interests.
  • Co-Mentors and all Mentors work together throughout the year to encourage Mentees (incoming freshmen) to get involved with the QSN Chapter.
  • Each chapter will have a Head Mentor who will be in charge of running this program, creating events, and encouraging Quest Mentors and Mentees alike to get involved.
  • Liaisons and Head Mentors are also encouraged to create Mentor Directories so that Mentees can reach out directly to any Mentor, whether or not they are in the same Mentor Family.
  • Quest Liaisons will be introducing Mentor Family either during the summer or in the fall, depending on how the QSN Chapter runs their Mentoring Program.
  • All Mentors and Mentees will receive mentoring resources, regular messages from Quest HQ, and the monthly Quest Connections newsletter to help guide their Mentor Families throughout the academic year!



What is the Quest Mentoring Program?

The Quest Mentoring Program provides a means for incoming and current Quest Scholars to connect with each other at QuestBridge partner colleges. This program's main objective is to help new students adjust to their college environments and feel a sense of belonging and friendship.


Who is a Quest Mentor?

Any Quest Scholar who is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior can be a Quest Mentor. Mentors should be informed peers who can offer guidance, listen actively, and point out campus resources and opportunities to their mentees. 


Who is a Quest Mentee?

Any Quest Scholar who is an incoming freshman and has filled out the Are You a Quest Scholar? form before the summer of their freshman year will be assigned to a Mentor Family by their Quest Liaison. Mentees will learn from the knowledge and experiences of an older Quest Scholar at their school. 


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