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Applicants Accepted for The Holman Prize, a $25,000 Aspirational Awarde

J.J. Meddaugh Monday, 06-Feb-2017 7:49 PM ET

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What would you do with $25,000? The San Francisco Lighthouse is asking this question as it seeks to bestow the Holman Prize, an award which is designed to, as they put it, assist in "FUNDING THE DREAMS AND AMBITIONS OF BLIND INDIVIDUALS WORLDWIDE."

James Holman may be the most famous explorer you've never heard of. Born in 1786, he was the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe. His travels took him to every continent and even resulted in a river being named after him.

The contest is open-ended as to what the $25,000 might fund but gives some examples such as:
TRAVEL go on an adventure
ACTIVISM make something happen
SCHOLARSHIP immerse yourself in education or research
CRAFT design and build
SPORT stretch the limits of your body and mind
ART execute creative work of significance to you and others
ENVIRONMENT make a powerful difference in our natural world
YOUR DREAM turn it into a reality

Applicants should create a short video pitch explaining why they should be chosen and fill out a short application. Entries are due by February 28 and finalists will be chosen after this date to complete a more thorough application. More information is linked to this post.

Source: San Francisco Lighthouse
Category: News

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    J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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