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 open for both Philadelphia Futures programs. Please click here to apply to the Sponsor-A-Scholar program and click here to apply to the College Connection program. 

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.