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Learn About Mentoring at our Fall Mentor Mix and Mingle!

Looking for a fun way to make a meaningful difference in another person’s life? Learn more about mentoring a local college-bound student!

Join Sponsor-A-Scholar for our Fall Mentor Mix and Mingle on the scenic Mohawk River on Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30pm.

We will be at the Waters Edge Lighthouse in Glenville (just over the bridge from Schenectady)  for a fun, casual happy hour where you can meet current mentors and learn how you can help a promising local student to build the skills and confidence to thrive in high school, college and beyond.

Cash bar and light bites.

Tuesday, September 19th, 5:30-7pm
The Waters Edge Lighthouse
2 Freemans Bridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302


Sponsor-A-Scholar is the only college access and success program aiding students in Albany, Schenectady and Troy with academic coaching, mentoring and direct financial assistance.

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2017 Scholar Celebration & 20th Anniversary Gala

On June 7th, Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar will host a Scholar Celebration and 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.

This event will honor Sponsor-A-Scholar’s 20 years of supporting selected local students to earn their college degrees and follow their dreams.

In addition, we will salute our current Board Chair, Geraldine Golub, who was instrumental in launching Sponsor-A-Scholar’s Schenectady program, and who forged key partnerships with local businesses and organizations over more than fifteen years.

All of our graduating Scholars and their family members attend the event free of charge. We depend on generous contributions from area donors to ensure that our students and families can celebrate this milestone together.

Donors may gift some or all of their purchased tickets to our Scholars for this purpose.

To purchase tickets, click here.

For more information about underwriting opportunities, click here.

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NYSSCPA Financial Professionals Golf Open


Our wonderful friends at the New York State Society of CPA's are hosting their annual golf tournament to benefit our promising Scholars and our proven programs. Join us for a day of golf, food and networking with local business professionals on Monday, May 15th at Pinehaven Country Club.


To register for the event, please download this form.

Questions? Contact Marcy Stengel, Director of Development and Communications at 518-935-1047.

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2017 Holiday Homecoming

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Help us celebrate our returning College Scholars and all those who make Sponsor-A-Scholar possible.

The evening will feature a Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar alumni panel. It's a great event for Scholars and alumni to reconnect, network and get involved!

Eligible College Scholars will be able to pick up their stipends and all scholars will have networking opportunities for potential internships and jobs.

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2016 Duck Derby

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar’s 2016 Back2School Fest and Duck Derby is a day of fun and learning for all ages.

Get your duck in the race to win cash and prizes on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Washington Park in Albany. The festivities begin at 10:00 am! There will be live music, demonstrations, food and more!

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