The Kohlberg-Manacher Foundation provides $5,000 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, for a total maximum award of $20,000 per recipient.*

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

*Please note that scholarship 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

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients


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