ALBANY & TROY, NY –The Sage Colleges is proud to announce that through its Corporate Connections Scholarship Program, 115 Sage seniors have received scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. That is fifteen more than its goal of 100 scholarships in honor of its Centennial Year.

The Corporate Connections Scholarship Program at The Sage Colleges pairs up Capital Region businesses with exceptional Capital Region Sage seniors. Companies sponsor scholarships in $1,000 increments, with the entirety of the funds going directly to the students to help offset the cost of tuition. The mission of Corporate Connections is to provide financial assistance to students approaching their final year of study. The program has provided financial assistance to over 1,000 local Sage students, amounting to over $1 million in total scholarship award money. The students who receive these scholarships are among those from the Capital Region with the highest financial need.

The Corporate Connections participants will be honored at a special reception on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy.

For more information about the Corporate Connections Scholarship Program and a complete listing of our Capital Region corporate sponsors visit corporate-connections/.

Media Contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O),  (518) 598-4927 (C), email:


Interdisciplinary academics, combining the professions and the liberal arts, community engagement, international exposure, and artistic and athletic endeavors are among the pillars of the educational experience at The Sage Colleges. Sage enrolls more than 3,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at the undergraduate Russell Sage College for women in Troy, N.Y.; the coeducational undergraduate Sage College of Albany in Albany, N.Y.; and the graduate-level Esteves School of Education, School of Health Sciences and School of Management, with programs on both campuses; adult education through the School of Professional and Continuing Education and via the Internet through Russell Sage Online.  The Sage Colleges, founded in 1916, is celebrating its Centennial. For a complete listing of Centennial events visit us at