FAQ's

  • Is this the Sage Art Award?
    • No.  Effective in 2011, the Sage Art Award was eliminated and replaced by adding a second nomination to the Student Sage Award. Recipients of the Student Sage Award may choose to use their scholarship for any program at either Russell Sage College or Sage College of Albany.
  • Must my student nominees be a US citizen or legal resident?
    • Yes.
  • Are PSAT/SAT/ACT scores required for this award?
    • No.  Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany are test-optional schools.  Students will be considered based upon their academic performance in the classroom as well as their engagement within the community.  For further information on Sage's test-optional policy, please feel free to visit our Test-Optional FAQ's.
  • What students would be ideal candidates for the The Sage Colleges' Student Sage Award?
    • Student Sage nominees should be exceptional high school students who are engaged within their community.
  • When will selection packages be mailed?
    • We will make every effort to send confirmations prior to your scheduled award ceremony.  Our final mail date will be on May 14, 2014.  If you do not receive a response after that date, please contact us at 518-292-1730 or studentsage@sage.edu.
  • Are there any accelerated programs with Sage Graduate Schools?
    • Yes. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Education.
  • Do my nominees have to attend The Sage Colleges to receive the Student Sage scholarships?
    • Yes. Student Sage Award recipients must attend either Russell Sage College or Sage College of Albany to receive their scholarship.
  • How much money will students receive in scholarship from The Sage Colleges?
    • We are pleased to announce that all qualifying nominees are guaranteed one of our merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000- $15,000 per year. The scholarship amount will be determined upon the award recipient's application review and based on the strength of their application.
  • May I nominate more than two students?
    • At this time we are only able to accept two nominations from each high school.
  • Is Sage a co-ed or single sex institution?
    • It is both!
      • Russell Sage College is a comprehensive college for women nestled within the historic district of Troy, NY. RSC offers liberal arts and professional degree programs in an environment aimed at empowering students to become women of influence in their careers and their communities.
      • Sage College of Albany is a coeducational institution that prepares students for the careers of today and the future. Many colleges can prepare students for traditional jobs in traditional fields (we can, too) but SCA also prepares its students for new and emerging professions.