Red Sox scholarship application deadline approaching; $75,000 in funds to be awarded

Published: December 15, 2021 12:33 PM EST
Updated: December 15, 2021 12:58 PM EST

The deadline to apply for the Boston Red Sox Foundation’s annual Lee County scholarships is approaching.

The Red Sox will once again be awarding $5,000 scholarships in the spring of 2022 to one deserving student from each of the 14 public high schools in Lee County.

For the first time, all Lee County charter and ALS schools will added with one $5,000 scholarship also being awarded to a student from this category for a total of 15 scholarships worth $75,000.

Applications are available at redsoxfoundation.org The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022. All applications should be submitted to [email protected].

The scholarships are for academically talented students who have shown a commitment to community service and are pursuing a two- or four- year degree at any college or university.

Scholarship funds are raised annually from proceeds of the Red Sox annual Swings for the Sox Golf Tournament. To date, the Swings for the Sox has raised more than $497,000 for local charities and specifically $437,175 for the scholarship program.

The Red Sox Foundation continues its commitment to providing the funds for these scholarships, said Brennan Whitley, senior manager Florida business operations for the Boston Red Sox. “Our 10th annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament was once again a huge success in our efforts to raise more money for these scholarships.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.

 

For more information about the Red Sox Foundation, please visit our website at www.redsoxfoundation.org.