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Red Sox Scholars

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 7: The 2015 class of Red Sox Scholars was inducted during a ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on June 7, 2015.(Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

The Red Sox Scholars Presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is an award-winning program run by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The program was launched in 2003 and with the selection of the new class of Boston Public School students each year, the Red Sox Scholars Program now provides mentoring, enrichment activities and college scholarships to 274 Boston Public School students.  Funded by the Red Sox Foundation, the Scholars’ college scholarships of up to $10,000 per student are redeemable upon enrollment in an accredited college and on the condition of continued good citizenship.  Our Red Sox Scholars come from diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated perseverance in the face of many challenges.

Red Sox Scholars are selected in the spring of their 7th grade year. The programming for our newest class of Scholars focuses on participating in community service activities, encouraging strong academic habits, and navigating the high school application process.  As Scholars advance through high school, the focus of the program shifts to preparing our Scholars for job opportunities and helping them to navigate the college application and financial aid processes.  In college, the Red Sox Foundation connects with Scholars to determine their scholarship disbursement schedule, prepare resumes, and position themselves to succeed post-graduation.  We are honored to help support Boston’s talented youth achieve their goals.

What being a Red Sox Scholar means:


•“I owe much credit to the Red Sox Foundation for my success in the past and now (and probably future successes!). The program acted as the moral support and resource that I didn’t have and needed growing up. I’m proud to call myself a Red Sox Scholar.
•–Casey, Holy Cross ’18



•“I’d like to thank the Red Sox Foundation for putting their faith in all of us. If it were not for the Foundation, I would not have the wonderful job [at The Dimock Center] that I have today. The Red Sox Foundation has truly aided in what I consider to be a successful life.” –Aunnakalia, Suffolk ’14



The 2017 Red Sox Scholars Application is now closed.  The 2018 Red Sox Scholars Application will become available in January 2018.