Scholarships for Teens

BGCB Scholarship Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston emphasizes the importance of education in the lives of youth. We utilize our powerful partnerships with supporters to offer six scholarships. Each award enables young people to pursue their dreams of a college education. Applicants must be members or alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Members or alumni who are currently attending college are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to high school seniors who have not yet received a BGCB scholarship. Scholarships are not renewable. To receive a scholarship application or for more information, please contact Leah Reich at

The Kraft Family Scholarship, established in 2003 by the Kraft sons, was created in honor of Myra and Robert Kraft’s 40th wedding anniversary. Renamed the Myra H. Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund when it evolved in 2012, the scholarship honors the legacy of Myra H. Kraft. Myra strongly believed in the importance of giving back and helping those in need. This scholarship will be awarded to members and young alum who display the values that meant so much to Myra, by giving their time and talents to their Clubs and communities.

To download the MHK scholarship application, click here.

To download the common scholarship application, click here.

The Francine Adams Scholarship is awarded to up to three Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston members who have displayed a high level of academic achievement, community service involvement, and financial need.  Preference for this scholarship is given to high school seniors, although alumni currently enrolled in college are welcome to apply.  Award amounts range from $500-$2,000.

The Knez Scholarship is awarded to one or multiple members annually, based on need, to cover unforeseen costs associated with college enrollment, including but not limited to: exam fees (SAT), application fees, dorm deposits, books, etc.  No GPA requirement.

The Newbury College Scholarship is an award offered through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Newbury College.  This scholarship is awarded to two Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston high school seniors who plan to attend Newbury College the following fall.  Applicants for this scholarship must display academic achievement, community service involvement, and financial need.  The award is a four-year $9,000 annual scholarship.

The Harvard Scholarship is a partial scholarship available through the generosity of a BGCB board member.  The scholarship will be granted to a member upon admission to Harvard.

Milton Academy Scholarship
Located just outside of Boston, MiltonΓÇÖs setting adds an urban flavor to our college preparatory curriculum. Milton students are active learners in and out of the classroom, and the neighborhoods, universities, museums and living history. Milton Academy welcomes boarding applications for admission to Grades 9, 10 and 11. Students in the Greater Boston area may apply for day student status in Grades 9 and 10. Milton Academy does not admit day students to Grade 11.


Club-Specific Scholarships

To apply for the following Club-specific scholarships or for more information, please contact Dan Buckland at

Charlestown Boys & Girls Club

The HB Riley Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female member from the Charlestown Club.  The Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 for the freshman year, $2,000 for the sophomore year, $3,000 for the junior year, and $4,000 for the senior year.  Members who are awarded this scholarship are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The Hoffenberger Fund is another available source of funding for scholarship awards.  It is used at the discretion of the Charlestown Club staff.

South Boston Boys & Girls Club

The Jerry Martin Scholarship is awarded to up to five members of the South Boston Club who have displayed service to their community and club, financial need, and academic achievement.  Members must be seniors in high school and planning to attend college in the fall.  The amount awarded is $2,500.

The Curry Scholarship is awarded once every four years to a South Boston member planning to attend Curry College the following fall.  Awardees receive $5,000 annually for four years.