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Nominations for the 2017-2018 Sage Medallion Award are now open! The Sage Medallion Award is a prestigious recognition for Outstanding Transfer Students who will graduate with their Associates (2 year) Degree. Students may be nominated after two semesters of study at their institution.

All nominations must be submitted via our online nomination form.

We will make every attempt to confirm your nominations prior to your scheduled award ceremony. We ask that your completed nominations be received no later than June 1, 2017.  Early nominations are highly encouraged and will often result in an expedited decision from The Sage Colleges.

Please refer to the Sage Medallion Award Fact-Sheet-2017-2018 and the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Admission at [email protected] or 518-244-2217 or to speak directly to Kat Aviza – [email protected]

Thank you for participating in the continued success of the Student Sage Scholarship Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Must my student nominees be a US citizen or legal resident?


Are test 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.

Does the student have to have a completed application in before nomination?

No. We encourage nominations to come in during the application process for the student.  The nomination will also serve as a formal Letter of Recommendation for this student.

What students would be ideal candidates for The Sage Medallion Award?

Sage Medallion nominees should be exceptional transfer students who are engaged within their community. These students demonstrate leadership at their current 2 year school and.

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 August, 2017. If you do not receive a response after that date, please contact us at 518-244-2217 or [email protected] Aside from early scholarship awards, students will receive a medallion to wear on their graduation cap signifying this honor. There will also be a reception to recognize the distinguished individuals.

What programs are available at The Sage Colleges?

Browse the Program Finder

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 Sage Medallion Award?

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 merit scholarship from The Sage Colleges?

We are pleased to announce that all qualifying nominees are guaranteed one of our merit scholarships, starting at $10,000 per year. The official scholarship amount will be determined upon the award recipient’s application review and based on the strength of his/her application.

May I nominate more than two students?

Yes, At this time we do not have a limit on the amount of students you may nominate.

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.