Apply to a Program

If you or your student is interested in joining a Philadelphia Futures program, you are encouraged to learn more about Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) and College Connection.

Applications are currently closed and will open on January 1, 2021 for both Philadelphia Futures programs. Please click here to submit an inquiry and we will send you an application when it opens. 

If you have questions about joining a current class at Philadelphia Futures, contact us at

Philadelphia Futures Eligibility Checklist:

  • You are a first-generation-to-college student. This means that neither biological parent has obtained a bachelor’s degree from an American college or university.
  • You live in and attend a Philadelphia high school.
  • You are motivated to succeed and have strong grades.
  • You meet family income requirements. Eligible family income is determined by the number of people in your household. We will require proof of income.

Sponsor a Scholar Program

For prospective SAS students to apply, you must be a current 8th grader who will be attending a Philadelphia public high school. SAS students are paired with an individual mentor to offer outside guidance and support. Additionally, they receive a $6,000 stipend for college-related expenses. Learn more about the program’s benefits and other information on the Sponsor a Scholar program page.

College Connection Program

For prospective College Connection students to apply, you must be a current 10th grader who is attending a Philadelphia public, public charter, or parochial high school. The College Connection program offers intensive college preparation guidance, as well as a $3,000 stipend for college-related expenses. Find out more on our College Connection program page.