Overview & History

In 1999, Dan Rothenberg wanted to help low-income, smart, hard-working, and kind young people from Boston, Massachusetts succeed and thrive in college. Dan was inspired by the resilience and determination of these young people and wanted to ensure that economic status did not limit their potential. Dan started the Janey Scholars Program as a way to help these young people not just graduate, but also dream big and have the resources and supports to achieve their goals and prepare for meaningful careers and long-term success.

To date, more than 232 students have participated in the Janey Scholars Program. The Scholars have attended some of the most prestigious universities in the country and gone on to successful careers in computer science, law, education, medicine, architecture, and many more.

Dan passed away in 2013. His family continues to support Dan’s goals and the students who inspired him.

This program works with partner schools and organizations in Boston, and does not accept applications from students directly.

Important Documents

2019-2020 Request Form

Janey Scholars Handbook 2019-2020

Janey Scholars Study Abroad Form


If you have any questions about the Janey Scholars Program, please contact Deborah Denhart at ddenhart.crmgmt [at] verizon.net.