The Jewish Guild for the Blind Scholars Begin Freshman Year at College
Legally blind high school graduates are off to college after receiving major scholarships from The Jewish Guild for the Blind. The GuildScholar Program is the largest of its kind in the country, selecting as many as 15 students for scholarships each academic year. These extraordinary young students plan to study medicine, psychology, computer science, photography, engineering, history, business or music; their ambitions are without limits.
·Steven Maxfaults from Brooklyn, NY will attend Harvard University.
·Sean O’Keefe from East Brunswick, NJ will head to Columbia University.
Additionally, recipients of The Jewish Guild for the Blind’s 2008 GuildScholar awards have been accepted to Binghamton University (SUNY), Gettysburg College, Stanford, Texas A&M, Mercer, Eastern Illinois, Colorado and Florida.
In September 2006, The Jewish Guild for the Blind announced its new scholarship program for 20 college-bound high school seniors who are legally blind. The GuildScholar Program awards each student a $15,000 scholarship to help assure that more blind students are able to enroll in a college or university that might otherwise be out of their reach financially.
The Jewish Guild for the Blind, located at 15 West 65th Street in Manhattan, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit vision health care agencies. The Guild has been serving blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled children, adults and the elderly since 1914. For more information, visit www.jgb.org.#