The Hampden-Sydney College Southside Achievers Guaranteed Admission "SAGA" Program offers a financial grant and guaranteed admission to young men from Southside Virginia who meet certain eligibility requirements. On November 10, 1775, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, Hampden-Sydney College held its first day of classes. The Board of Trustees for the new College announced that Hampden-Sydney was created "to form good men and good citizens." That statement has remained unchanged and unrivaled to this day. One prominent member of that Board was American patriot Patrick Henry. Henry, a son of Southside Virginia, so believed in the mission of Hampden-Sydney that he sent six of his sons to the College. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer the Southside Achievers Guaranteed Admission "SAGA" Program enabling young men from the Southside Virginia area to follow in the footsteps of the Henry family and take full advantage of the educational opportunity located in their own backyard, while creating their own saga at Hampden-Sydney College. After completing the Application for Admission to the College, students who meet the requirements will not only be guaranteed admission, but will also receive at least $12,000 in academic grant to assist with tuition and fees. Candidates who meet the criteria for a higher academic scholarship will receive that in lieu of the $12,000 grant. Click here for the requirements and how to apply.