NEW YORK—Lighthouse Guild, an organization that provides services to those who are visually impaired, announced that it is awarding college scholarships of $10,000 each to 16 students from across the country who are legally blind and will be entering college or attending graduate school in the fall. Since 2005, Lighthouse Guild’s scholarship program has awarded more than $2.8 million in college scholarships to students who are legally blind. According to the organization, Lighthouse Guild scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishment and merit to help students who are legally blind make a successful transition to college and graduate school.

The 2024 recipients will be attending some of the nation’s most competitive universities, according to the announcement.

“Students who are visually impaired can face particular challenges as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Dr. Calvin W. Roberts, president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. “We are pleased to support these outstanding students and provide them with a clearer pathway to success in their chosen careers. I congratulate them on their academic achievements and wish them all the best in the future.”

Lighthouse Guild 2024 scholarship recipients include the following:

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Andy Shen, San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Stanford University

  • Arthur Murray, Bronx, N.Y. – Vassar College

  • Charli Strawn, Gadsden, Ala. – Auburn University

  • Jack Lamson, Baldwinsville, N.Y. – Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Jamila Conde, New York, N.Y. – NYU College of Arts and Science

  • Lynn Wu, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. – Stanford University, recipient of the Dr. Neil S. Patel Memorial Scholarship

  • Madeline Mau, Princeton Junction, N.J. – NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

  • Mercy Rao, Columbia, Md. – Elizabethtown College

  • Patrick Flaherty, Austin, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering

  • Raveena Alli, Atlanta, Ga. – ­­­­­­Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Scholarships

  • Angelica Martini, Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

  • Arie Farnam, La Grande, Oreg. – Eastern Oregon University

  • Bhavya Shah, Stanford, Calif. – Stanford University

  • Kamran Vora, Plano, Texas – Texas A&M University School of Medicine

  • Ronak Patel, Baltimore, Md. – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Treasa Praino, Morris Plains, N.J. – Syracuse University