Scholarships are non-repayable funds awarded to students who meet specific achievement criteria that may include academic excellence, leadership, volunteering and other accomplishments.

Detailed information about Quest’s scholarship policies, processes and terms can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Quest Entrance Scholarships

  1. David Strangway Award for Excellence
    1. Full Tuition
    2. This award honours the extraordinary career of Dr. David W. Strangway, Quest’s President and Founding Chancellor, and provides full tuition for four years. Its purpose is to make Quest’s unique education available to outstanding students regardless of background, country of origin, or ability to pay. Recipients will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service. Students with a high school average above 90% (3.75 US or equivalent) are encouraged to apply.
    3. Prospective students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must submit an application along with their application for admission to Quest. The Committee begins reviewing applicants after March 1. Winners are notified no later than April 1. Up to six full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year.
  2. 2018-19 Student Leadership Scholarship
    1. $5,000 to $25,000/year
    2. The Student Leadership Scholarship is for prospective students who have shown outstanding skills and leadership in their school, community, or in an area such as online or other activism. In addition to their Quest application documents, applicants must email a 300-word statement describing how they have demonstrated leadership. Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. This entrance scholarship is for the 2018-2019 academic year and has a renewable component for up to four years or 32 Blocks, up to and including graduation, so long as the lifetime limit of 32 Blocks is not exceeded and the student meets other required renewal eligibility as per Quest’s scholarship policies.
  3. Presidential Scholarships
    1. $2,000 to $18,000/year
    2. The Quest program is rigorous. An applicant’s academic record is a key consideration for awarding a Presidential Scholarship, but is not evaluated on strict numerical parameters. Quest is more impressed by students who have done well in highly challenging courses than by students who have achieved the highest grades in easier ones. We are also interested in extracurricular activities—not the number of different clubs a student joined, but the passion with which they pursued non-academic interests and the impact made on classmates, the community, or others.
    3. Possible areas include community service, leadership, theatre, clubs, volunteering, or a notable talent in a particular skill or craft. Presidential Scholarships are awarded to those who have demonstrated an eagerness to learn, an ability to lead, a willingness to contribute, and a passion for excellence. Prospective students must submit their scholarship application within their online admissions application. Although optional, it is strongly suggested that applicants submit reference letters and a resume of personal achievements to support their scholarship application.
    4. Quest Presidential Scholarship applications submitted by the March 1 deadline are given priority.
  4. LEAP Scholarships
    1. $10,000/year
    2. The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance (LEAP) program allows eligible candidates to pursue both an education and excellence in their art or sport. The program caters to athletes and performers at the professional or elite level. LEAP scholarships are entrance awards. The review process considers past achievements and future potential. Applicants must indicate within their online admissions application that they plan to apply for the LEAP program. A separate LEAP Application must be submitted and approved.

Scholarship Renewals

As Quest scholarships are awarded at entrance, they have a renewable component provided a continuing student maintains scholarship-specific eligibility criteria for each renewal.

Renewal Terms

  • Quest scholarships are valid for up to four years or 32 Blocks, up to and including graduation, so long as the lifetime limit of 32 Blocks is not exceeded. (Note: A returning student must not exceed 18 months of continuous non-enrolment at Quest, with the first month following from the last date of enrolment. For example, if the last date of enrolment is May 11, the 18-month countdown begins June 1. A student that exceeds 18 months will have their Quest scholarship renewal revoked).
  • If a Quest scholarship has been revoked, a student seeking Quest scholarship renewal re-instatement must appeal for Committee decision using the Quest scholarship renewal appeal form, available through the Financial Aid Office.
  • Enrolment must be in courses at Quest or Quest-designated exchange partnering institutions.
  • There should be no outstanding fee payments over $100 on the student’s account.
  • Scholarships are pro-rated based on the number of eligible Blocks in which a student is enrolled. The annual scholarship value is based on 8 Blocks of enrolment within a standard academic year.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Students must meet all scholarship criteria specific to each scholarship type.
  • To retain their LEAP scholarship, recipients must remain part of the LEAP program.
  • Graduates should inquire with the Financial Aid Office about any available post-graduate scholarships.

Scholarship Renewal for Summer Term

Students seeking scholarship renewal for summer term need to contact the Financial Aid Office.

The deadline to submit a request will be communicated to all students in the spring term by Quest e-mail and Quest Portal. Please note that any awarded scholarship renewal for summer term will count towards a student’s aggregate maximum scholarship limit.



Aida Ndiaye:
MasterCard Foundation Scholar

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