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BSP 2011 Application Deadline Extended!


The Boston Scholars Program has extended the Class of 2015 application deadline.

Applications are now due on April 15, 2011.

To download this application, please see this link & program details.

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BSP supports Pham Family in Honoring Jennifer Pham


Dear Community,

Jennifer Pham was a brilliant Scholar who on January 16th, at age 16, lost her battle with heart disease. Please see the link below to honor Jennifer Pham and help support the fight against heart disease.

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BSP remembers Scholar Jennifer Pham

See link for details

BSP Application: Available January 10, 2011!


Info Session/ Open House on January 22, 2011, 1pm:

The Boston Scholars Program is a nonprofit organization that “opens doors through educational opportunity” for Boston-area youth from low-income families.

We achieve our mission in a threefold approach. First, we identify 8th graders who are expanding their educational opportunities by enrolling

at tuition-based high schools and we provide them a four-year “last-dollar” scholarship to help them afford the school.

Second , we provide each Scholar one-on-one mentoring with a Boston professional.

Thirdly, we provide our Scholars access to academic and leadership development opportunities


Starting January 10, 2011
Current 8th students who are applying to tuition-based high schools for the 2011-2012 school year are invited to apply!
Application deadline: April 1, 2011
For more information or a copy of the application please visit 
 the 2011 Application Page


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Post Event Update: Holler for Scholars Benefit 2010


October 19, 2010:

Holler for Scholars Benefit Party was Friday October 15th. This event was in support of the BSP Scholarship Fund.  We recruited a few potential mentors and made new connections. Most importantly we came closer to reaching our $20,000 goal for our Scholars.H4S 2010 resized 600

Thanks to the Rodman Ride for Kids, 110% of all proceeds from this event can benefit our deserving students.

There is still time to support our $20,000 goal!

Please donate to our Rodman Ride for Kids web page--> click here.  See more event photos below.

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Special thanks to all of our generous silent auction donors, including BSP parents, mentors and local businesses. Some auction items are still available for bidding! Please see the auction items and email us with your interest!   



*Save the Date: April 21, 2011- Socialize for Scholars Benefit*

News Update: BSP in the Rodman Ride for Kids 2010


September 25, 2010: The Rodman Ride for Kids is a charity bike ride in support of youth & youth programs throughout the Commonwealth.

Rodman Ride

This past Saturday, Frank Cruz (BSP Executive Director) and Nick Singh (BSP Mentor & Volunteer) rode 25 miles to support & promote BSP's mission to open doors of educational opportunity.

Nick raised over $1000 to support BSP.  Timna Molberger is another wonderful BSP volunteer who has also raised close to $1000 on behalf of the Boston Scholars Program.

Rodman Ride for Kids 2009

With the support of volunteers like Nick and Timna, as well as with the support of organizations like TUGG, we are half way to our monetary goal.  Though the actual ride is complete, we are in need of more support.  Our Rodman Ride goal is $20,000 by October 30th.  Please see the BSP website directory (on the left side of our homepage) and click on "Rodman Ride Help" to learn about how you can support Team BSP or feel free to donate directly to the BSP-Rodman Ride website, click here .

Also, consider attending the "Holler for Scholars" Benefit Party on October 15th. All proceeds from this benefit will be generously increased by 10% from the Rodman Ride organization. To learn more about the Holler for Scholars Benefit Party, please click here.


Links (recap and all live links)

BSP-Rodman Ride online donation page

Rodman Ride Help Page

Holler for Scholars Benefit Party

T.U.G.G Grant Recipient & The Bay State Banner




June 9 2010--  At T.U.G.G's (Technology Underwriting the Greater Good) first annual Spring Fling Fundraiser event, BSP was awarded a $5000 grant. BSP competed against 2 other youth-enrichment organizations. The objective was to network the room, explain your mission, and solicit votes for your non-profit organization. 

BSP won by a substantial amount of votes.

A sincere thanks to T.U.G.G for considering the Boston Scholars Program as a participant in their Spring Event.



June 10 2010-- The Bay State Banner features The Boston Scholars Program (BSP) in their season finale of "Step Up" Magazine.  The article about BSP can be found on page 3 of  "Step Up".  Find out what Scholars, Anthony, Donald, Jasmine, and Zakiya have to say about on their individual experiences as Boston Scholars Students.


 Congratulations BSP Graduates!! 



BSP named finalist in Red Sox Giveaway...


The Highland Street Foundation has announced the 10 finalist in the "Red Sox Ticket Giveaway"


The Boston Scholars Program is named one of the ten. 

At the end of May, the top 5 organizations with the most votes will receive 20 Red Sox tickets to a summer Red Sox game! 

BSP would like to send 10 Matches (10 mentors and 10 mentees) to the game.

Vote once a day everyday, until May 31st. BSP is currently in 6th place. Please vote here--> We need your help!

Socialize For Scholars in JUNE 25, 2010


Friday June 25, 2010 at FELT Boston; Party with purpose at the Socialize For Scholars Benefit Party. 100% of the proceeds will go to the BSP scholarship fund in 2010. Tell a friend about this event, spread the word in your community, and please see our flyer

Helpful Links:

Please see more details on our Website

Learn more about Boston Scholars via video

Purchase your tickets for this event, here.

Apply to Boston Scholars in 2010! Applications are here!


Application available for current 8th Graders ( HS years 2010-2014)

The application deadlines are
March 15th, 2010,
April 15th, 2010
and May 14th, 2010.

The sooner candidates submit their application, the better it is for the candidate.
So, please complete and submit your application as soon as you can.
Students from low-income families who are expanding their educational options by applying to a tuition-based high schools are encouraged to apply.
Boston Scholars is a mentoring program that matches each student with a Boston professional to serve as their mentor as they transition into high school. Secondly, we provide "last-dollar" scholarships to each family for the four years of high schools. Thirdly, we provide access to numerous academic and leadership development opportunities.
If you have issues downloading the application,
please email us at
Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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