Create a powerful incentive for a Sponsor-A-Scholar student to stay in high school and prepare for college. Sponsorship funds cover basic college-related needs such as books, school fees and transportation. The cost to sponsor one student is $7,500, payable over five years. Of that amount, $6,000 is disbursed directly to the student on a semester-by-semester basis once he or she is in college. Learn more about sponsorship.