Donor Testimonials

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"My husband and I believe that capable students should have the opportunity to follow their dreams. Sponsor-A-Scholar helps students prepare for success by giving them the support, tools and resources needed to get accepted into college.

The students still have to do their part, but they receive the guidance needed to keep them on track to reach their goals. We’ve sponsored nine Scholars so far. We believe in the students and we believe in this great program."

Sharon and Steve Schoenberg with Myra, Hudson Valley Community College Class of 2016 graduate.

"We have seen the tremendous impact of Sponsor-A-Scholar since our initial investment in 2004. The results speak for themselves, which is why we’ve recently made a matching challenge grant to help expand the program to more Schenectady students."

Robert Carreau, executive director of The Schenectady Foundation


"It is my honor to be able to give both my time and my donations to Sponsor-A-Scholar. You are so giving and provide so much hope for our community!"

Kyle Bisnett, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, Sponsor-A-Scholar donor and pro-bono IT advisor

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“We truly believe in this program and we are inspired by the way that Sponsor-A-Scholar works one-on-one to help each student follow their own path to success.

The Michael Canty Memorial Fund has been a sponsor since 2007. The fund has sponsored 25 students in the memory of our late son Michael Canty.”

(from left) Kay Canty, Jeiphry, Hudson Valley Community College student, Yesu, Colgate University student, Ed Canty.