Philadelphia Futures Now Accepting Applications!

Posted on January 15, 2020
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Philadelphia Futures is seeking highly-motivated students to apply for admission to its college prep programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sponsor-A-Scholar Program

Since its inception in 1989, the Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) program has provided direct services to low-income, first-generation-to-college students starting in ninth grade through college graduation and has evolved over time. SAS is a comprehensive, individualized, time-tested college access program serving promising students attending Philadelphia’s public high schools. Students matriculate in 9th grade and receive the support, resources, and opportunities they need to be admitted to and graduate from college. Learn more here.

College Connection Program

The College Connection Program is a comprehensive, individualized, and rigorous college access program serving promising students in Philadelphia’s public, public charter, and parochial high schools beginning in their junior year. This two-year intensive program guides academically prepared students through the college application, admissions, and financial aid processes. As our students matriculate to college, they transition from our College Connection program to our College Success program, which works with them through college completion. Learn more here.

Students are eligible for a Philadelphia Futures program if:

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

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

To schedule a recruitment session at your school, submit a presentation request here.

For more information, please contact Philadelphia Futures’  Outreach and Engagement Administrator, Michael Deleon at or 215-790-1666 x425.