Feb 16, 2021

Red Sox Scholars Applications Now Open for Boston Public Schools Students – Deadline Extended to April 2!

For Immediate Release

February 16, 2021



Eligible BPS and Charter School Seventh Graders Encouraged to Apply for Award-winning College Success Program


BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation is now accepting applications for their award-winning Red Sox Scholars program, which provides $10,000 scholarships to 12 students annually from the Boston Public Schools and charter schools. The program, which is now in its 19th year, is presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Official Hospital & Official Health Care Provider of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time 7th grade student in the Boston Public School District or at a Boston Public Charter School, demonstrate strong academic potential and financial need. Applications for the Red Sox Scholars program are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded from To be considered, applications must be submitted to by March 26, 2021.

The Red Sox Scholars program is managed and operated by the Foundation and provides students with academic, professional, and social support from 8th grade through their postsecondary education to ensure they graduate with as little debt as possible and are prepared to enter the workforce. The program earned Major League Baseball’s first-ever “Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence” in 2010 and has supported 313 students to date.

The Red Sox Scholars program receives funding from Biogen Foundation, CVS Health, Eastern Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Northern Trust and PGA Tour, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, as well as Red Sox Foundation fundraising events.


About the Red Sox Foundation

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,900 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $150 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 24,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 19,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 313 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 2,000 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.”  For more information about the foundation, visit


About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.  BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.



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