Sponsor-A-Scholar

sponsor-a-scholar

School Coordinators
Mr. Charles Riccio, riccioc@troycsd.org
Mr. Ryan Meikle, meikler@troycsd.org
Phone: 518-328-5472

Each Sponsor-A-Scholar student is nominated by school personnel. Students are selected based upon academic achievement, potential, school attendance, financial need (must be free or reduced lunch eligible) and strong desire to attend college.

Students elected to the SAS program participate in mandatory tutoring sessions in the state-of-the-art Troy High School Library (30 computers with Internet access/weekly staffed by seven Troy High School faculty covering Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Library Science), and are assigned a mentor. All students receive materials and preparation for the PSAT, PLAN,SAT and ACT examinations. All test fees and college level courses are paid for by the Sponsor-A-Scholar program. In addition, students participate in field trips to colleges where they have opportunities to learn about the college process and responsibilities of college life. Students have attended overnight programs at Skidmore College, Russell Sage College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College and UAlbany as well as workshops at the College of Saint Rose and the Junior College of Albany. Students receive Career Counseling and participate in Career Interest Inventory through Guidance Direct.

Each participant is encouraged to explore careers and college majors via the Internet and work experiences. During the summer months students are placed in the Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment Program where they participate in employment/classroom experiences. Students have been employed by Troy City Hall; NYS; Hudson Valley Community College; St. Mary’s Hospital; YMCA; Junior Museum of Troy and the New York State Assembly. Several students have participated in rigorous academic summer programs at the Union College Summer Camp, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (Summer Math/Science Program and Dreyfuss Summer science Research Program) College Camp at Manhattan College and the Careeer Opportunities in Accounting Program at U Albany.

Upon successful completion of high school, students are eligible to receive a $6000 sponsorship ($1500 per year) to be disbursed over a four-year period for each successful year of college. The success of the SAS program is evident in our alumni:

Year of Graduation

Number of Students

Schools Now Attending

Degree Programs Enrolled

2014
9

Penn State, Siena College, College of St. Rose, University at Buffalo, and HVCC.

BA, BS, AAS

2013
9

Rochester Institute of Technology, Tuskeegee University, SUNY Albany, HVCC, RPI and Ithaca College.

BA, BS, AAS

2012
10
Russell Sage College, University at Albany, Rochester Institute of Technology, Hamilton, Herkimer Community College and HVCC.
BA, BS, AAS
2011
10

RPI, Siena College, College of St. Rose, University at Albany, Plattsburgh State, HVCC, Morehouse College and Art Institute of Illiniois.

BA, BS, AAS
2010
10

SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY New Paltz, Skidmore, Sage, Albany College of Pharmacy, HVCC

BA, BS, AAS

2009

10

Russell Sage College, Colgate University, Hobart College, SUNY Buffalo and HVCC.

2008
8

HVCC, RPI, Salve Regina, Temple U, and Russell Sage

BA, BS, AAS

2007

11

SUNY Albany, SUNY Pottsdam, SUNY New Paltz, Skidmore College, HVCC, Hofsta and Johnson Wales

BA, BS, AAS

2006

8

Siena,SUNY Albany, Russel Sage, N.E.Institute of Art and HVCC

BA, BS, AAS

2005

9

RPI, HVCC, Utica College, Bay Path College, and Manhattan College

BA, BS, AAS

2004

9

HVCC, Buffalo State College, SUNY Cortiand, SUNY New Paltz, College of Saint Rose, SUNY Buffalo, Russell Sage College, Johns Hopkins University

BA, BS, AAS

2003

6

Russell Sage, SUNY Albany, Siena, College of Saint Rose, and SCCC

BA, BS, AAS

2002

10

RPI, Siena, Hobart, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stonybrook, Russell Sage, Sage College of Albany, HVCC

BA, BS, AAS

2001

8

Fordham University, Russell Sage College, RPI, HVCC, and Junior College of Albany

BA, BS, AAS

 

SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR PROGRAM IN THE CAPITAL REGION CONTACT:
Mr. Bill Corbett, Executive Director
Phone: (518)935-1048 or (518)935-1045
Fax: (518)935-1049
www.crsas.org

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Program Inc.
Pine West Plaza, Washington Ave, Extension, Albany, NY