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Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar

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Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar is a long-term program that works with select, low-income students in Albany, Schenectady and Troy High Schools to help them achieve their goals of a higher education. A caring and committed adult can make a significant difference in the life of a student, increasing his or her chance of graduating from high school, completing college and becoming economically self-sufficient.

A mentor is a supportive college-educated adult who serves as a role model, advocate, and cheerleader to one college-bound high school student. A mentor opens doors to new social, cultural and educational experiences and provides professional networks. Each mentor is matched with an individual student beginning in 10th or 11th grade and continuing through their first year of college.

What is our current need?
We are currently looking for approximately 9 male mentors to match with current Scholars though anyone interested in mentoring is encouraged to apply.

How to apply?
Fill out an application online here: OR
email us at

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About Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar


1218 Central Avenue, Suite 203, Albany, NY 12205, US

Mission Statement

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar inspires and empowers promising, underserved students to succeed in high school, college and life.


The vision of Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar is that all high school students will have access to the services and networks of support they need to succeed in college and pursue the future of their dreams.

As of 2021, we have supported more than 297 local students as they earned their college degrees, and we actively work with 80 high school students and more than 150 college students.

Our Scholars graduate from high school at a 99% rate versus a local average of 65% for the schools we serve. Seventy percent of our Scholars earn a college degree. This compares to 39.7% degree attainment for the same demographic nationally.

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Multiple locations Albany, NY 12205






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our mentors are asked to meet with their student approximately 2-4 hours per month and connect via phone, text or video chat in between meetings.
  • To qualify for our mentorship program, volunteers must have an associate degree or higher. To explore other volunteer opportunities outside our mentorship program, email

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