Wayland Resident Honored as Outstanding Student with Vision Loss

Posted on 07/30/2015

Posted by Patch

Lighthouse Guild announced that it has awarded more than $200,000 in merit scholarships to an outstanding group of students who are blind or visually impaired.

Elaine Phillips, from Wayland, who attends home school and the Harvard Extension School, was among the recipients.

Following a rigorous application process that included academic excellence and community involvement considerations, 20 high school seniors from around the country were each awarded unrestricted scholarships of $10,000 to help them make the transition from high school to a college or university of their choice, said the announcement. Additionally, three graduate students were each awarded $5,000 merit scholarships to support their continuing education.

“Lighthouse Guild is pleased to recognize these remarkable students who have shown that vision loss is not a barrier to success – in or out of the classroom. Their achievements are an inspiration and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for these bright young adults.” said Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, which serves more people who are blind or visually impaired than any other organization in the country, in a statement.