Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar helps make college a reality.

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar offers opportunities that can change the course of your life.

What Our Students Are Saying

Students past and present credit their experience with Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar for providing opportunities and opening doors they never knew existed – or believed were beyond their reach. The best way to understand and appreciate the impact this program has had on our young scholars is to hear from them in their own words:

Isley Sterling

“Sponsor-A-Scholar provided the foundation for me to make college a reality. I learned to believe in myself and leverage my academic and athletic talents to create an avenue for my future. I am forever grateful for this opportunity.”

Saratoga Springs High School, Class of 2017, 4-year varsity basketball player | Hartwick College, Class of 2021 – summa cum laude | Double major in accounting and business administration, 4-year basketball team member | Employed as an accountant at Geva Accounting Firm, LLC, Glens Falls

Anitza Parrilla

“The program has been so amazing, and I could not be more grateful to be a part of it. SSAS has paid for my SAT exams and college application fees. The program has provided me with tutors in core courses and assistance in writing my college essay. The extra funds offered during college will allow me to focus on my studies and not have to worry about finances.”

Saratoga Spring High School, Class of 2022, High Honors, Spanish National Honor Society | Accepted at six 4-year colleges | Volunteer with Project Lift at Franklin Community Center | Entering Siena College in the fall of 2022, Majoring in Chemistry, Pre-Med Track

Da Vaughn Berry

“I am appreciative of my mentor and friend, Tom. We have enjoyed great experiences together, and connecting with his professional friends has enabled me to learn more about the workforce and life in general. My goal is to be a mentor for SSAS in the future.”

Saratoga Spring High School, Class of 2019, recipient of the Yaddo Medal | Le Moyne College, candidate for graduation in 2023 | Major in English with a concentration in Literature | Plans to attend graduate school for an MS in Elementary and Special Education | Resident Advisor, Education Club President

SSAS Graduates

We are proud of all of our participants. Here are just a few examples of the more than 150 scholars who have benefited greatly from this program:

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