Sacramento State has established the Anthony Sadler Community Scholarship in response to community requests to support the student’s continued studies at the University.

Anthony, who begins his senior year next week when classes resume, made international news when he and two friends, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, thwarted an alleged terrorist attack while riding a train between Amsterdam and Paris. 

“We have had community members approach us about supporting Anthony’s educational career. They are awed by his selflessness and want a way to recognize his bravery,” said Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.

“Anthony embodies our mission to prepare students for leadership, success, and service,” Nelsen said. “Those are qualities he, along with his friends, exhibited on that train. Their courageous acts saved hundreds of lives.”

Because the funds will go directly to Anthony, in accordance with IRS regulations, contributions to the scholarship are not considered philanthropic gifts to the University and are therefore not tax-deductible. The funds may be applied toward tuition, books, and other expenses.

Supporters may make a contribution online at

Contributions may also be made by check, payable to The University Foundation at Sacramento State and mailed to: The University Foundation at Sacramento State, c/o University Development, Attn: Tracy Newman, 6000 J St., M/S 6030, Sacramento, CA 95819. Please include “Anthony Sadler Community Scholarship” in the memo line.

For additional questions about supporting the Anthony Sadler Community Scholarship, please contact Tracy Newman, associate vice president, University Development, at (916) 278-6989.