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Bright Horizons Awards 29 Bright Futures Scholarships

September 25, 2018 – Bright Horizons awarded an all-time high of 29 Bright Futures Scholarships to students pursuing degrees in early childhood education.  The Bright Futures Scholarship program offers scholarships to promising future teachers and directors to encourage them to continue pursuing their dreams of caring for, teaching, and mentoring young children.  The Bright Futures Scholarship program is separate and distinct from the free college tuition program offered to Bright Horizons employees.

For 17 years, Bright Horizons has supported students and future teachers in the field of early childhood education through the Bright Futures Scholarship program.  The financial award is given to eligible students who qualify in an effort to support their career goals and commitment to early childhood teaching.

The criteria for selection includes proof of academic excellence, writing samples to demonstrate career goals, a commitment to early childhood teaching, and strong endorsements from references.  High school, two- and four-year college, and graduate students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities in the United States are eligible.  In 2017, 19 Bright Futures Scholarships were awarded to support continuing education in the field.

Congratulations to our 2018 Bright Futures Scholars!

  • Alexander Smith, Purdue Global University
  • Alicia Williams, Endicott College
  • Alison Dolson, Somerville High School
  • Amanda Shrack, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
  • Amy Mou, Skyline College
  • Amyia Gorham, Cary High School
  • Catherine Nieves, Queens College (CUNY)
  • Chasity Cliborne, Penn Foster College
  • Danuta Wrobel, Morton College
  • Debora Mota Brito Qiu, Orange Coast College
  • Destine Best, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
  • Elisa Green, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Emily Vinson, The Ohio State University
  • Giovanny Baca, Texas State University
  • Heather Ryanearson, University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Jacqueline Mendoza-Lozano, Chelsea High School
  • Jordan Ugarte, Miami Dade College
  • Katherine Ligrani, UNC Center For Urban Education
  • Lindsey Smith, Malone University
  • Madeline Iem, Eastside Catholic School
  • Madison Shoup, Western Washington University
  • Meaghan Casey, Braintree High School
  • Mia Huff, Western Washington University
  • Noorulhuda Hassoon, Glendale Community College
  • Shea Brashear, Midland University
  • Shianen Watson, Saint John's University
  • Theresa Mailander, CSU East Bay
  • Valene Locust, University of the District of Columbia
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