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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

Mercy College Student Wins Lighthouse International Scholarship

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – June 10, 2014– Mercy College Senior Amanie Riley has been awarded the Lighthouse International Scholarship. The Lighthouse International Scholarship recognizes the outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of vision loss by awarding them with scholarships for college and graduate studies.

Riley, who is a senior at Mercy College and is pursuing a degree in psychology and education, won the Lighthouse International Scholarship award for $10,000. The award is given to seven students each year who are blind or visually impaired. This year 60 students applied. 

On receiving the award Riley said: “I am honored and very humbled by this recognition. It goes to show you that hard work pays off. I want people to know that despite my visual impairment, I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it.”

Riley hopes to be a teacher of the blind and visually impaired after she graduates from Mercy College. 


About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.