The Kohlberg-Manacher Foundation provides annual academic scholarships and active mentoring support to bright, hard-working, entrepreneurially-minded students from lower-income, less privileged families in the Greater Boston and San Diego communities. Scholarships can potentially be renewed for up to four consecutive years.*

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have graduated high school in Greater Boston or San Diego and will be attending (or already enrolled) as a full-time student (any year) at any college, university or vocational school in the United States. Scholarship selection criteria include, yet is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrated high levels of resiliency and maturity
  • Academic record, achievements in sports and/other extra-curricular activities, and/or other unique skills or accomplishments
  • Entrepreneurial tendencies, aspirations and/or experiences
  • Personal/family circumstances

*Scholarships can potentially be renewed for up to four consecutive years. This said, renewals are not automatic. Instead, they are based on quality of participation in the mentoring program, achievements during the academic year, and commitment (as evidenced by actions) to being the best you can be.

apply for
Ninja Warrior
Scholarship Program
2021-2022
application deadline:
June 15, 2021

First Year in Program


Maria Aguirre Ambario
San Diego, CA
Princeton University
Business
Freshman
Haven Codner
Lauderdale Lakes , FL
Nova Southeastern University
Pre-Med
Sophomore
Elisa Cordova
Chula Vista, CA
UC Berkeley
Planetary Science
Freshman
Joseph Duggan
Sudbury, MA
UMass Amherst
Sociology, Nursing
Freshman
Sasha Hussain
Foxboro, MA
University of Southern California
Undecided
Freshman
Maya Joseph-Lacet
Mattapan, MA
Spelman College
Elementary Education
Junior
Muthoni Magachi
Abington, MA
Bentley College
Marketing
Sophomore
Ferdy Montoya
Boston, MA
UMass Boston
Biology
Freshman
Kunj Patel
Billerica, MA
UMass Amherst
Business
Freshman
Carolina Angulo Perez
El Cajon, CA
UC Berkeley
Molecular Biology
Freshman
Rothsaida Sylvaince
Everett, MA
Harvard College
History, Science, Computer Science
Sophomore
Shirley Tang
Foxboro, MA
UMass Amherst
Business
Freshman
Jonathan Xing
Wilmington, MA
UMass Amherst
Finance
Master's

Second Year in Program


Gicel Abraham
National City, CA
UC Davis
Mechanical Engineering
Sophomore
Ivini Barbosa
Somerville, MA
UMASS Amherst
Geographic Information Systems & Technology
Completed Master's degree, now employed
Orett Burke Jr.
Boston, MA
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medicine
Graduate Student
Jax Cal
Boston, MA
Boston College
Mathematics
Junior
Shubhecchha Dhurali
Medford, MA
Tufts University
Community Health and Spanish (double major)
Junior
Victor Figueroa
Sudbury, MA
Boston University
Computer Science
Senior
Matthew P Gampala-Sagar
Boston, MA
Boston University
Biomedical Engineering
Senior
Abdul Khan
Lexington, MA
UMASS Lowell
Computer Science
Sophomore
Angelica Mordan
Boston, MA
UMASS Boston
Psychology
Junior
Kiara Patterson
Mattapan, MA
Bentley University
Undecided
Sophomore
Emely Rodriguez
San Diego, CA
UC San Diego
Business
Sophomore
Quang Vo
San Diego, CA
UC Berkeley
Computer Science
Sophomore
Mireese Wilson
Rockland, MA
Massasoit Community College
Special Education
Junior