Future Sacramento is a comprehensive program that goes beyond a regular scholarship.
Since 2007, Future Sacramento has been ushering students into and through the process of navigating college.
To complement our college scholarship awards, we provide our recipients with a robust list of services that help them persist and graduate. In addition to our customized and renewable scholarships, we empower our students with a collection of mentoring from high school to college admission and through college graduation; program activities (networking, financial literacy, college strategy, etc.); and financial aid advocacy to secure and renew financial aid grants.
First-generation college students have more than the financial burden of college. The numerous obstacles they face could derail them from achieving college success even before they begin their first day of class. Their challenges can include obligations to support their family, limited advanced academic opportunities in high school, absence of college-graduate role models, and lacking cultural awareness of what is required to access college. Even if a student possesses the academic potential for college and is aware that funding could exist to pay for college, the many hurdles of navigating the process of applying, enrolling and accessing funds can act as obstacles that keep students from reaching and graduating college.
Future Sacramento recognizes both exceptional potential and disadvantaged challenges in students. We seek students who are committed to achieve, but do not have the necessary money or guidance to get to and through college.