R.I. students receive Red Sox Service Scholarship

R.I. students receive Red Sox Service Scholarship

SCITUATE – Emily Williams, of Ponaganset High School, and Justin Andreozzi, of Scituate High, were recognized as a recipient of the Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game on July 30.

The program awarded students from public high schools across New England with $1,000 scholarships toward their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

A total of 210 public high school graduates from Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut have been awarded scholarships this year, and nearly all of the recipients were on hand before the game to be recognized on the field.

Before their recognition on the field at Fenway Park, the awardees participated in a community service project in collaboration with Boston Mayor Walsh’s office and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The group will conduct a #Trashtag Challenge to pick up trash in five different public parks and spaces throughout Boston.