Red Sox Scholars prepare to graduate
A new class of 5th graders was inducted into the Red Sox Scholars program on Sunday at Fenway Park, as the initiative's first class prepares for college in the fall.
Since 2003, BIDMC has been the "presenting sponsor" of the Red Sox Scholars program. Each year the program selects - through a competitive essay and interview process - 25 academically talented and economically disadvantaged 5th graders from the Boston Public Schools to participate in the program. Upon graduating from high school, the scholars will receive a $10,000 college scholarship from the Red Sox Foundation. BIDMC staff are matched with scholars and serve as Medical Champions, exposing the scholars to their jobs at the medical center.
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Caption: Sam Chen, 18, a senior at Boston Latin Academy and a member of the Red Sox Scholars Class of 2003, will be heading to Boston University in the fall.