Financial Aid, Partnerships and Sponsorships

ATS is a self-supporting, nonprofit organization which receives no federal or state funding. In the past, some support has come from Sac State, corporate sponsors, local organizations, and individuals seeking to provide academically challenging opportunities and experiences for a diversity of students from throughout the Sacramento region.

Participant fees are charged for each course to cover program costs. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks.

ATS recognizes that some families' financial circumstances make it difficult to participate in classes. To provide equal educational opportunities for all qualified students regardless of the financial resources of the family, ATS offers scholarships and financial aid for summer classes. Over $29,000 in testing fee waivers and financial aid was awarded to students in 2017.

Financial Aid

Each year, ATS provides generous financial aid to students from low-income families who otherwise might not be able to attend due to costs. Applicants whose family income levels are lowest are awarded larger scholarships than those reporting higher incomes. Because funds are limited, scholarships are provided for partial or full aid for only one class per student. This allows ATS to provide support to the greatest number of applicants possible.


ABS Foundation

The ABS Foundation represents the employees and friends of American Building Supply, the nation's premier supplier of door and frame products and hardware. The Foundation supports educational, youth, and cultural activities in the communities where ABS has a business presence.

Kinder Morgan Foundation

The Kinder Morgan Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Kinder Morgan, one of the nation's largest energy transportation, storage, and distribution companies. The Foundation is committed to investing in today's youth by increasing the availability of opportunities for them to learn and grow. It proudly supports programs that advance the academic and artistic interests of K-12 math, music, and science students.

Teichert Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of the Teichert companies, including Teichert Construction and Teichert Material, the Teichert Foundation supports organizations that create beauty, foster culture, nurture children, provide access to food and housing for those in need, preserve nature, increase environmental awareness, build an educated citizenry and a well-prepared workforce, and strive to provide better health for all.

Partnerships and Sponsorships

Golden 1 Credit Union

The Golden 1 Credit Union is the proud sponsor of ATS' Financing Your Future course. As California's leading financial cooperative, Golden 1 Credit Union is the sixth largest credit union in the United States with $8 billion in assets and more than 650,000 members. 

Sacramento Theatre Company

The Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) is pleased to offer one full scholarship to its Young Professionals Conservatory to an outstanding ATS acting student. Sacramento's premiere professional theatre company, STC produces engaging professional theatre and provides exceptional theatre training. STC presents over 300 performances of contemporary and traditional works each year and strives to be a leader in integrating professional theatre with theatre arts education. Through its Young Professionals Conservatory, an intensive 10 month after school and weekend program, STC is training the next generation of theatre artists.

VSP® Vision Care 

VSP Vision Care is proud to sponsor and present “The Human Eye: Surgeries, Sight, and Spectacles.” As the only national not-for-profit vision care company, VSP Vision Care members come first. Their mission is to increase access to affordable, high-quality eye care and eyewear around the globe. Today, VSP Vision Care connects 75 million members worldwide to more than 32,000 network providers. 


Gregory Glenn Memorial Scholarship

Established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas, in honor of their son who died in 1973 at the age of 21, the Gregory Glenn Thomas Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an economically disadvantaged student from the Lodi/Stockton area who demonstrates outstanding academic potential.

Rodger Bishton Memorial Scholarship

This award honors the memory of Dr. Rodger Bishton, Sacramento State Professor Emeritus, who served as Director of Research for Academic Talent Search until his passing in 2003. The scholarship is awarded each year to an economically disadvantaged student who displays outstanding merit and achievement.

Voula Steinberg Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships, established by the late Mr. David Steinberg, honor Mrs. Voula Steinberg who taught mathematics at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento for many years. Mrs. Steinberg's students learned to love the beauty and simplicity of mathematics. During the 1980s, Mrs. Steinberg also taught Fast-Paced Mathematics with ATS. These scholarships are awarded each year to economically disadvantaged students who seek to further their mathematical excellence through ATS' Fast-Paced Algebra courses.