Sponsor-A-Scholar is a highly selective program. You are eligible to apply to the SAS Program if you:

  • Live and attend school in Philadelphia 
  • Be a first-generation-to-college student. This means neither biological parent graduated from an American college or university. 
  • Have good grades - potential Philadelphia Futures scholars should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Meet family income guidelines. This is determined by the number of people who live in your household. Families must submit proof of income. 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students who are non-U.S. citizens will be evaluated on a case by case basis.