Boston Globe Foundation / Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete

Scholarship Name: Boston Globe Foundation / Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 13, 2018

Due Date: May 1, 2018

The program, thanks to funds generously provided by the Foundation and Mr. Richard Phelps, is open to high school seniors from across the Commonwealth. This year, 14 scholarships valued at $3,000 will be awarded to one male and one female in six districts from the MIAA (A, B, C, D, E. and H), in addition to the city of Boston. The scholarships will be awarded based on excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, and will go directly toward each student’s post-secondary education.

Candidates must mail the required information with the application (official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from the principal, guidance counselor or teacher, and a coach) to:

The Boston Globe Foundation
Attn: Scholar-Athlete scholarship program
1 Exchange Place
Suite 201
Boston MA 02109

An independent panel of judges will gather to judge the submissions in May and scholarship recipients will be notified before Memorial Day.

What kind of student-athlete are we looking for?

The ultimate example of a scholar-athlete should:

  1. Play three sports. One is OK, but he/she better be All-Scholastic in that sport. Two is better and more impressive, but three … that’s the jackpot.
  2. Be captain of those three sports. Our scholar-athlete should be the leader of his/her team.
  3. Have league honors. Do others think much of this player? A three-time league all-star in a single sport is very impressive. And all-star honors in two different sports is even more impressive.
  4. Have strong academics. High class rank, strong SAT scores, difficult courses and headed to a top college. Gym doesn’t count.
  5. Extracurricular activities both in and out of school. We want the Senior Class President. We want the editor of the yearbook. We want the person who organized the entire school to shovel driveways for the elderly this winter. Doing the Walk for Hunger once is nice. But that’s a one-hit wonder. We’re looking for someone with a real commitment to serve their school and outside community.

For an application, click Boston Globe Foundation – Richard Phelps Scholar Athlete