2024 Student Sage Award

Nominations for the 2024 award are NOW OPEN!

All nominations must be submitted via our online nomination form (below). Refer to the Student Sage Fact Sheet and the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.


Thank you for participating in the Student Sage Scholarship Program!

While we will attempt to confirm your nominations prior to your scheduled awards ceremony, early nominations are highly encouraged and often result in an expedited decision.

Be advised that names will be presented on certificates exactly as submitted. Due to the success of this award program, we have changed to digital format for certificates.

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Additional questions? Contact the Office of Admission at [email protected] or 518-244-2217.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are PSAT/SAT/ACT scores required for this award?
No. Russell Sage College is test-optional. 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 Russell Sage College’s Student Sage Award?
Student Sage nominees should be exceptional high school students who are engaged within their community, who maintained a B average (or better) in their academic coursework, and makes the school an exciting, creative, and engaging place of learning.

When will selection packages be mailed?
We will make every effort to send confirmations prior to your scheduled award ceremony. Our final mail date is June 2, 2023. If you do not receive a response within a week of that date, please contact us at 518-292-1730 or [email protected].

What programs are available at Russell Sage College?
Quite a few! Please browse them using our Program Finder tool.

Are there any accelerated programs with Russell Sage College’s Graduate Schools?
Yes. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Business, and Education.

Do my nominees have to attend Russell Sage College to receive the Student Sage Scholarship?
Yes. Student Sage Award recipients must attend Russell Sage College to receive their scholarship.

How much money will students receive in merit scholarship from Russell Sage College?
We are pleased to announce that all qualifying nominees are guaranteed one of our merit scholarships, starting at $16,000 per year. The official scholarship amount will be determined upon the award recipient’s application review and based on the strength of the their application.

How many students may I nominate?
At this time you are able to nominate up to six students from your Junior class.