Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Recipients Come From All Across the Country

Following a rigorous application process that included academic excellence and community involvement considerations, 10 high school seniors from around the country, who are legally blind or visually impaired, were each awarded unrestricted scholarships to help them make the transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Additionally, two graduate students were awarded merit scholarships to support their continuing education.

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Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship recipients!

  • Rebecca Baumgarten of Schertz, TX, Byron P Steele High School, Texas A&M
  • Brennan Carman of North Syracuse, NY, Christian Brothers Academy, Yale University
  • Emma Chambers of Mount Berry, GA, Rome High School, Berry College, GA
  • Deanna Greco of Cherry Hill, NJ, Camden Catholic High School, Catholic University
  • Kristie Hong of Basking Ridge, NJ, Ridge High School, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Kilbridge of Rochester, NY, Brighton High School, Georgetown University
  • Emeline Lakrout of San Antonio, TX, Ronald Reagan High School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Madeline Link of Allentown, PA, Allentown Central Catholic High School University of Notre Dame
  • Matthew Miller of Elmhurst, IL, York Community High School, Michigan State University
  • Emely Recinos of New York, NY, Beacon High School, New York University
  • Hunter Rouillard of Windham, NH, Windham High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Elizabeth Rouse of Durant, Iowa, Durant High School, Central College, Pella, Iowa
  • Jacob Sicard of Schenectady, NY, Guilderland High School, Louisiana State University
  • Gabriel Stanforth of Taylor Ridge, IL, Rockridge High School, University of Iowa
  • Eric Werbel of Sammamish, WA, Skyline High School, Duke University
  • Jameyanne Fuller of Concord, NH, Harvard Law School
  • Phoebe Tran of Knoxville, TN, Yale University