SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar (SSAS) is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. SSAS is entering the 14th year of helping deserving high school students attend college. Applicants must be a sophomore attending Saratoga Springs High School and an engaged learner with a good attendance record and a desire to attend college. Students must also meet economic qualifications.
Participating students will receive two Dell computers (one for high school and another for college) and will be assigned a mentor to assist with professional and life skills development. SSAS also pays for SAT and ACT prep courses, as well as school- related expenses such as school trips, prom tickets, club fees, yearbooks, caps and gowns, and even college deposits. SSAS will also cover the cost of college tours, cultural immersion trips, and social skills development. Participants will also receive $1,250 per semester for 8 semesters while attending college.
Past participants have attended local community colleges as well as schools such as Brown, Columbia, Cornell, RPI, Skidmore, and all NYS colleges and universities.
SSAS works with the Saratoga Springs High School Guidance Department. Students interested in applying to the Sponsor A Scholar program should contact Brandy Crary or Matt Nelson in the Guidance Department at the High School, 518-587-6690. The application deadline is October 28, 2021; teacher recommendations may be required.