Published DateBOSTON — The Red Sox Foundation honored Laconia High School senior Jasmine Blais with a $1,000 college scholarship before the Boston-Cleveland game at Fenway Park on May 26. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan joined Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry in making the presentation.
The Red Sox Scholars Program is an honor awarded by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Through the program, the Red Sox Foundation awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to 35 college-bound high school seniors in New Hampshire Public Schools.
Blais, along with other New Hampshire Red Sox Scholars, were honored based on their academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and commitment to community service. Along with the presentation of the scholarship, all Red Sox Scholars are provided with enrichment opportunities through the Red Sox Scholars Program.
The scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and John and Linda Henry. The program has since been expanded from 10 qualifying New Hampshire public schools in its inaugural year, to 35 in 2012.
CAPTION: Red Sox Foundation Interim Executive Director Gena Borson presents Laconia High School Senior Jasmine Blais with a bat commemorating her selection as a Red Sox Scholar at Fenway Park on May 26. At right is Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry. (Courtesy photo)