Red Sox Scholars Program
The Red Sox Scholars program is the educational cornerstone of the Red Sox Foundation, the team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and is presented by BIDMC, the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation.
The program was inaugurated in 2003 and now includes 175 Boston Public School students in eight class years, with the first class entering college in the fall of 2010.
College Scholarship and Access to Mentoring
Each of the Scholars receive a $10,000 college scholarship, along with access to tutoring and mentoring from Red Sox Foundation staff members and other after school enrichment activities.
Serves Disadvantaged and Under-Served Kids
The Scholarship program is open to all 7th grade students in the Boston Public School system. Each year, the Scholars are chosen by a panel represented by the Boston Red Sox, Red Sox Foundation, Boston Public Schools and Red Sox Scholar sponsor, the Highland Street Foundation, which supports educational programs serving disadvantaged and under-served children in Massachusetts.
Each year, BIDMC provides 10 volunteers to serve as "Medical Champions" for the Scholars. These generous health care professionals and medical administrative personnel help introduce the youngsters to possible health professions and serve as hosts of a "Shadow Day" at BIDMC during the Scholars' 8th grade year.