Beyerink receives Lighthouse Guild scholarship

NEW YORK –  Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization, announced that it has awarded scholarships with accompanying grants of $10,000 each to 23 college-bound high school seniors and undergraduate college students across the country who are blind or visually impaired.

Among those receiving scholarships is Katerina Beyerink of Grand Junction, a 2014 Greene County High School graduate. She plans to attend the University of Iowa in the bachelor of science in nursing program.

Sixteen of the 2014 scholarship recipients were chosen as part of the GuildScholar program, selected from high schools nationwide following a rigorous application process that accounted for academic excellence and community involvement, among other criteria. Lighthouse Guild also recognized seven undergraduate and college-bound scholars with educational grants through its Scholarship and Career Awards, which are based on academic and personal achievements.

“At Lighthouse Guild, we believe in cultivating a culture of life-long learning, from our pre-school students and college-bound young people to the adults and seniors we serve,” said Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. “Through scholarships and grants, we help deserving students embark on and continue successful college careers. We’re pleased to recognize and reward our 2014 scholars as they take this important next step in their remarkable lives.”

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