The Quell Foundation Scholarships are a one-time, merit, and need-based award. There are four distinct scholarships. Awards will be made to those students who demonstrate a high level of scholarship and/or a history of employment and training that reflects a commitment to work and shared mission. Students must be accepted and enrolled in an accredited college/university.

The scholarship application period is currently closed. Please check back later to see when the scholarship application period opens.

The scholarship application period is currently closed. Please check back later to see the application deadline.

Applicants can find the link to all scholarship applications on The Quell Foundation website under the scholarships tab.

Absolutely! We welcome all alumni students to apply if they meet the application criteria. For returning applicants, please note that there is no separate application process. All returning applicants are required to utilize the same application as first-time applicants.

Yes. Applicants may apply to any and all awards for which they are eligible. If applying for more than one award, please complete each separate application (with supporting materials) to its full extent.

Please contact scholarships@thequellfoundation.org for any and all questions pertaining to the scholarship application process.

At this time The Quell Foundation’s scholarships are only for those students who are enrolled in an accredited program located within the United States.

Students younger than a graduating high school senior are unfortunately not yet eligible to apply. The Fighter, Survivor, and First Responder Legacy awards are reserved for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited university, as well as current undergraduate/graduate students. The Bridge the Gap award is reserved for 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students as well as Graduate students.

Yes, provided that you can share verifiable documentation of completed requirements by way of diploma or equivalent.

The Quell Foundation scholarship committee requires that all applications be submitted electronically.

No. All component parts of a scholarship application must be submitted together in a single email, with the exception of the Letters of Recommendation which must be sent by the person writing the recommendation. Further instructions for labeling of materials will be provided in the application itself. All component parts of a scholarship application must be received within the open application period March 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024, 11:59 PM PST. No exceptions.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. Scanned copies of the original transcript may be submitted as an attachment. The most recent copy of your transcript must be provided please.

No. All that is needed is a letter of attestation from a mental health professional stating that you are actively in treatment for a mental health condition (Fighter Scholarship Only).

Yes. We accept any of these 3 forms. They must not be older than 2022 filing year.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person writing the recommendation letter. All letters of recommendation must be emailed to scholarships@thequellfoundation.org within the open application period March 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024, 11:59PM PST.

If you are applying for more than one scholarship, your letters of recommendation need to be submitted only once, but please have the person writing/sending the letter to indicate which scholarships this is in reference to.

Yes. If you meet all eligibility criteria, and will be attending a program full-time in the fall, you may still apply. If selected for a scholarship, a member of the Quell team will be in communication with you prior to checks being issued. At that time, you must confirm the name of your college/university. It will be critical that this is accurate at that time, as checks are made out to the college/university itself.

Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with a member of The Quell Foundation scholarship committee. Students will be notified of their preliminary selection, and the next steps for consideration, by Friday, May 10, 2024.

If selected for a scholarship, a member of the Quell team will be in communication with you prior to checks being issued. At that time, you can provide your updated mailing address. Once the checks have been mailed, however, The Quell Foundation cannot replace lost or stolen checks. It is recommended that when you identify a mailing address for yourself, that you please provide a permanent, accessible address.

Scholarship checks will be mailed to the reliable address you provide to us, made out to your college/university, and will include your name and student ID (if available). Recipients are responsible for submitting their scholarship check to their school’s Bursar/Financial aid department.

No. Scholarship awards must only be applied toward the 2024-2025 academic year. If your balance is less than the amount of the award, the remainder of the funds must be returned to The Quell Foundation.

The check is made payable to the university or college you designated and you will be responsible for submitting this check to your college or university by October 4, 2024. Checks cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or not deposited. No exceptions.

No. We encourage all students to directly correspond with The Quell Foundation.

Fundraising Events

We ask that guests dress formal. Tuxedos and floor-length gowns are a popular option.

To honor our theme and mission to lift the mask, we strongly encourage all guests to arrive wearing masks which we will remove during the welcoming remarks and the Lift the Mask ceremony before dinner begins.

The Quell Foundation typically carries extra masks at registration on the night of the event. However, we do request that masks be secured on your own in advance of the evening, as we cannot guarantee enough masks for all attendees. Plus… It’s more fun to pick your own!

We’d be thrilled to hear from you! Please complete our Volunteer Form or reach out to eabbott@thequellfoundation.org Thank you for your interest!

Awesome! Please consider filling out the Volunteer Form and we’ll be in touch. Consider following us on socials too:

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We encourage you to think about who (on campus) you have a relationship with and approach them for suggestions on who to contact for an initial conversation. Please email ameyerl@thequellfoundation.org to inform us of your interest and we can provide additional resources to aid in your quest. You may also complete a Screening Interest Form.

Please complete our Screening Interest Form and a Quell staff member will be in touch. Thank you!

Once you complete a Screening Interest Form, we’d be happy to set up a meeting to discuss your unique needs and tailor an experience that best suits your needs.