Dana, a professional singer and teacher of visually-impaired children, would use the Holman Prize to open an inclusive vocal performance school for aspiring blind and low-vision singers.
Andrew, a biologist and geneticist, would use the Holman Prize to facilitate a conference for blind scientists and students from across the globe, called “Scienc’ing While Blind,” where participants could network and exchange tips and tools.
Markus, a long time practitioner of the healing arts, would use the Holman Prize to travel to China to study the healing art of chilel, and then incorporate it into his practice upon returning home.
Christopher, an arboriculturist and tree preservationist, would use the Holman Prize to develop a horticulture curriculum for elementary school students, including giving each student tree seedlings to plant.
Aishwarya, a filmmaker and rehabilitation counselor, would use the Holman Prize to create a training center for the blind and low-vision community to study elements of filmmaking like script writing, film editing, sound mixing, production and more.
Peggy, the “Blind History Lady,” would use the Holman Prize to conduct research into the Blinded Veterans of WWI through the Maryland Historical Society, Library of Congress, and more.