Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation to introduce Red Sox Scholars Class of 2023 at Fenway Park Saturday

June 2nd, 2023

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation will introduce the newest class of Red Sox Scholars tomorrow, June 3, at Fenway Park in a ceremony before the 1:10 p.m. Red Sox- Rays game. The Red Sox Scholars program is presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Official Hospital and Official Health Care Provider of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. This year’s cohort welcomes 12 seventh graders to the program.

The new seventh graders entering the Red Sox Scholars Program brings the total number of Red Sox Scholars to 349. In addition to this newest class, the ceremony will celebrate 25 Red Sox Scholars who are graduating high school and college in 2023. Scholars from each of the previous 20 years will also be in attendance.

The Red Sox Scholars program is managed by the Foundation and designed to provide students from Boston Public Schools and Charter Schools with access to college by awarding $10,000 college scholarships. In addition to the scholarship, the students receive academic, professional, and social support for at least nine years as they navigate middle school, high school and college. Collectively, these supports ensure that Red Sox Scholars graduate from college with as little debt as possible, equipped with skills that will help them enter the workforce.

This year marks the sixth consecutive year that the program has achieved a 100 percent graduation rate among high school participants. The Foundation is proud to celebrate its tenth cohort of college graduates who were selected into the program in 2014.  The program earned Major League Baseball’s first-ever “Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence” in 2010.

The Red Sox Scholars Program, managed by the Red Sox Foundation, also receives funding from Aramark, Biogen Foundation, Doris Buffett Legacy Foundation, Highland Street Foundation, IBEW Local 103, Moderna, Point32Health, PSG Equity, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and the Winter-Lehman Family Foundation. Red Sox Foundation fundraising events also support the Scholars program.

About the Red Sox Foundation

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 grants since its creation in 2002 and focuses 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 $162 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 30,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 20,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 349 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 leading academic medical center, where extraordinary care is supported by high-quality education and research. BIDMC is a teaching 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.

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 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.