The Contemporary Questa Scholars Program is available to bridge the financial gap of college tuition cost, but also help students graduate with less debt. Scholars could receive up to 75% of their loan forgiven.

Read on to see how Questa has impacted real people, and how you could become a Contemporary Questa Scholar.

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Eduardo Cruz, Art & Design, Purdue Fort Wayne, Class of 2020

“I want to open my own business after college, and Questa has helped me not worry about college tuition cost in order to fulfill my dreams.”

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Desmon Davis, Physical Education, Trine, Class of 2019

“Questa gave me the opportunity to cover expenses beyond tuition and fees to help me be successful.”

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Jamee Lock, Business Administration & Nonprofit Leadership, Huntington, Class of 2020

“Questa has been my cheerleader in my corner reminding me that people are rooting for my success.”


To assist students within the last two years of completing their degree

Questa Education Foundation is pleased to announce additional funding for students within the last two years of completing their degree.  Funding is for individuals who are seeking their first associate's or bachelor's degree and who have encountered a financial gap in affording their education.  

The Contemporary Scholars Program is a forgivable low interest loan.  When a Contemporary Scholar lives and works in northeast Indiana for 5 years following college graduation, Questa will forgive 50% of the scholars loan. As a student at one of Questa's partner schools (Grace College, Huntington University, Indiana Tech, *Purdue Fort Wayne, *Indiana University, Ivy Tech, Indiana Wesleyan Fort Wayne, Manchester University, Trine University, or University of Saint Francis), the scholar will receive an additional 25% loan reduction upon graduation.

*Forgiveness may vary per partner school. Only Purdue Fort Wayne engineering students are eligible for 25% partner school forgiveness. Indiana University students do not qualify for 25% partner school forgiveness. Indiana Weslyan Fort Wayne 25% loan reduction applies to Contemporary Scholars only.


Forgiveness may vary per institution and program



Eligibility Requirements

  • Attending either part-time (6+ credit hours) or full-time (12+ credit hours) at one of Questa’s Partner Schools

  • Possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

  • Recently completed at least 1 full semester of your degree program

  • Degree completion within 2 years

  • Complete and submit your Contemporary Scholars application by clicking on the Apply Now button.

Application period begins June 1st

Click here to download the Contemporary Scholars Brochure.



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+ Q: Are there minimum standards that must be met?

A: Contemporary Questa Scholars must have a current GPA of at least 2.5 in their college degree program to qualify.

+ Q: What degrees are eligible under the Contemporary Questa Scholar Programs?

A: Your first undergraduate bachelor, associate or certification program qualifies.

+ Q: If I earn an associate degree and then decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, may I continue as a Scholar?

A: You must reapply to the program in order to be considered for further funding. Funding is not guaranteed.

+ Q: How much will Questa Education Foundation lend to me?

A: Contemporary Questa Scholars may borrow up to $5,000 per year (with a maximum of $2,500 per semester) for up to 2 years.

+ Q: What if it takes longer than two years to complete my degree?

A: The Contemporary Questa Scholars Program is approved for two consecutive years or four consecutive semesters for a student to complete their degree. Students that need extra time to complete their degree will be invited to apply for deferment of loan repayment while they complete their additional semesters of study for the intended degree. No guarantees of deferment are made.

+ Q: Am I able to pursue a masters degree once I complete my bachelor degree?

A: Yes, once you complete your bachelor degree you may continue onto a masters program. You will be invited to apply for deferment of loan repayment for up to 2 years as you complete your masters.

+ Q: Do I pay interest during college?

A: A compliant Scholar will not pay interest during college while completing his or her undergraduate degree.

+ Q: After graduation, how do I prove that I work and reside in northeast Indiana?

A: Annual proof of residency and employment will be required in the form of a W-2 statement or pay stub identifying the county in which you live and work, and a copy of your Driver's License.