What is the goal for the program?
The ultimate goal for our scholarship recipients goes beyond accessing college, we support students in persisting to college graduation and obtaining their college degree. Administering the Future Sacramento scholarship involves a unique, long-term connection with each scholarship recipient.
What does the program look for in a scholarship recipient?
The Future Foundation of Sacramento seeks students who show significant potential but lack the financial ability to pay for their college education.
Future Sacramento supports high achieving, academically talented students from low-income backgrounds to help them realize their dream of becoming the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university.
How does the program work?
Future Sacramento carefully selects students from Sacramento area high schools who possess academic potential but lack both the financial means for a college education and college-graduate role model at home.
Students are selected for the program in the 10th grade to benefit from volunteer professional adults and peer-to-peer mentoring that spans two years of high school and five years of college. The longevity and consistency of our scholarship funding and mentoring is a key for success.
Once enrolled in college, students may begin receiving scholarship funding. Beyond providing scholarship awards for only the first year, Future Sacramento works with students to determine financial need, track progress towards graduation, reach out with supportive resources, and provide funding for up to five years in college.