“I was looking forward to the Sponsor-A-Scholar celebration since I joined the organization as a high school freshman. The event was one of the best nights of my life so far. It was everything I dreamed of.” Narelys Chum, Troy High School class of 2016, SUNY New Paltz class of 2020.  

“I was looking forward to the Sponsor-A-Scholar celebration since I joined the organization as a high school freshman. The event was one of the best nights of my life so far. It was everything I dreamed of.”

Narelys Chum, Troy High School class of 2016, SUNY New Paltz class of 2020.

 

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-Troy. Festivities begin at 5:30pm.

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

Since 1997, more than 215 local students have earned their higher education degrees through the academic guidance, tutoring and financial support of Sponsor-A-Scholar.

In addition, we will honor our current Board Chair, Geraldine Golub with the Founders' Award. Ms. Golub was instrumental in launching Sponsor-A-Scholar’s Schenectady program, she has also forged key partnerships with local businesses and organizations over more than fifteen years.

All of our Scholars and their family members attend the event free of charge.

We depend on underwriting support and contributions from generous 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.

Revenue from the event will support our college readiness and college success programs, benefiting more than 200 local students.