Local Business Community Has Provided Nearly $1.4 Million in Direct Aid to Sage Students Since Corporate Connections Scholarship Program Established

Corporate Connections scholarship sponsors with students

Monica Skanes, J.D., of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna (second from left) with recipients of the Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Corporate Connections scholarship.

Corporate Connections scholarship sponsors with students

Kathleen Ellis and Jason Roberts (center) of Rose & Kiernan with recipients of the Rose & Kiernan Corporate Connections scholarship.

Corporate Connections scholarship sponsors with students

John Bennett, M.D., president and CEO of CDPHP, and trustee, The Sage Colleges (center), with recipients of the CDPHP Corporate Connections scholarship.

Corporate Connections reception


Representatives from local business that support scholarships at Sage and scholarship recipients attended Sage’s Corporate Connections reception on Wednesday, September 11.

On September 11, The Sage Colleges held its annual Corporate Connections reception, which recognizes the Capital Region businesses that support the Corporate Connections scholarship program.

For the 2019-20 academic year, 40 local businesses provided scholarships to 86 students from the Capital Region who are in their final year of study at Sage. Local businesses have provided nearly $1.4 million in direct aid to more than 1,000 Sage students since the Corporate Connections program was established more than 20 years ago. In that time, M&T Bank has awarded 160 scholarships, Maggs & Associates has awarded 110 scholarships, and Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family has awarded 65 scholarships.

For more information about the Corporate Connections Scholarship Program and a complete list of corporate sponsors visit https://www.sage.edu/giving/ocgfr/corporate-connections/scholarship-sponsors.