Corporate Connections Scholarship Program
The mission of the Corporate Connections Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to students approaching their final years of study in the form of named annual scholarship valued at $1,000 per student. Eligible students must be enrolled on a full-time basis, must have demonstrated financial need (as determined by Sage's Financial Aid Office), must have at least a 3.0 GPA (i.e., a "B" average or better), and must be from the Greater Capital Region.
Need for Funding:
The Corporate Connections Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance to over 600 Sage students, amounting to more than $600,000 in total scholarship award money. The students who receive these scholarships are among those from the Capital Region with the highest financial need. Given the economic challenges facing these students and their families as they attempt to afford the cost of a Sage education, it is necessary for them to receive scholarship support from multiple resources. Contributions from Capital Region businesses and companies play a critically important role in Sage's ability to help these students earn their college degrees.
Download a printable Corporate Connections Scholarship pledge/gift form, and return by mail or fax.
How will the Funding Benefit the Quality of Life in the Community:
The Sage Colleges' graduates are employed everywhere throughout the Capital Region as educators, health care professionals, business owners and executives, lawyers, public officials and more. The Corporate Connections Scholarship Program directly supports academically qualified Sage students who have financial need, helping them to complete their college education and ultimately become influential to the success of the Capital Region economy.
How the Program Succeeds:
The Corporate Connections Scholarship Program operates collaboratively between The Sage Colleges' Office of Institutional Advancement (primarily the Office of Annual Giving and the Office of Corporate, Government, & Foundation Relations) and a committee of business leaders from the Greater Capital Region. This committee includes individuals representing an array of industries and professions. In order to increase the number of Corporate Connections scholarships AND enhance the relationship with Capital Region businesses and companies, The Sage Colleges works with the committee to maximize visibility of, solicitations for, and participation in Corporate Connections scholarships.
Benefits for Corporate Connections Donors:
- Accomplishment of helping a Sage student complete his or her college education
- Annual scholarship in the company's name
- Invitation to attend Sage's Corporate Connections Scholarship Reception (September)
- Meet and connect with scholarship recipients
- Recognized at event as a Corporate Connections donor
- Opportunities to network with fellow Capital Region business leaders
- Opportunities for intern and professional recruitment
- Recognition in Sage alumni publications and on Sage website
- Invitation to attend Sage's Corporate Recognition Event (June)
For more information please contact:
The Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations