Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program Helps Students Who Are Blind Achieve Their College Dreams

Posted on 08/02/2016
Emely Recinos

Emely Recinos

Jameyanne Fuller

Jameyanne Fuller

Posted by PRNewswire

Getting into the college of your choice and paying for it is never easy. For many it can seem like an elusive dream. And, for students who are blind it can be particularly challenging. Recognizing this, Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, offers the largest financial scholarships in the country for students who are legally blind. The scholarships are awarded based on strong academic accomplishment and merit.

Recent Lighthouse Guild Scholarship recipient Emely Recinos explained in her college essay to New York University, the school she will attend in the fall, that she plans to study law and ‘work for equality and equal protections for people with disabilities.’ One of fifteen Lighthouse Guild Scholarship awardees this year, Emely is the recipient of the Judy Van Nostrand Arts Award for excellence in music. A native New Yorker, Emely attended Beacon High School in Manhattan and was a student of Lighthouse Guild’s Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School, where she learned to read Braille music and play both the piano and drums. She has participated in the Children’s Chorus, the National Dance Institute program, and helped start a high school rock band.

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