Get the know the bright, diverse and pioneering 2019 Holman Prize finalists.
Read about our 41 Semifinalists and dive into their pitch videos on our YouTube playlist.
India worked with science and engineering students from the University of Michigan to develop software for the blind. With the Holman Prize, she would train blind people to work as consultants across the United States,to educate others about the blind and visually impaired community.
Claire is a textile artist. With the Holman Prize, she would bring together blind weavers and blind textile artists to create new art, develop online and traveling exhibitions, and strengthen confidence in art-making.
Robert producers and director theater experiences for the blind. He would use the Holman Prize to bring Blindsight Productions, a theater group for blind and sighted children to San Diego, California.
Lance is the founder of the North American Association of Blind Sportsmen. He would use the Holman Prize help other blind people build confidence through learning how to hunt and fish.
Jon loves the outdoors. With the Holman Prize, he would seek out other blind people, to help them experience the outdoors, and have their stories appear in a national commercial to help change the perceptions of blindness.
Warren loves basketball. With the Holman Prize, he would use basketball as a way to provide leaderships training to other blind people.
Jennifer is a former music teacher who loves to cook. With the Holman Prize, she would travel to Naples, Italy to train in the art of pizza making and open her own pizzeria back home.
Megan taught English in Germany. With the Holman Prize, she would create workshops, online tutorials, mentoring and support to help people with disabilities find employment.