Red Sox Scholars
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: