To hell with sponsorship...with the right degree and grades youll get a sweet job!
People say its hard to find a good job...well earn an engineering degree and actually do something worth a darn for research in school. From there youll get recruited to a job vs looking for one...dont ask me how I know.
At that point this hobby stuff is pretty much pocket change
Nick do your thing in school, do it well and just keep the fingers active with what ever equipment you decide to fly. From there the sky is the limit!