Dan Pires Scholarship Award

Dan Pires Scholarship Award

Each year, The Light Foundation awards two high school seniors from the Greater New Bedford area with the Dan Pires Memorial Scholarship. Danny was a beat reporter for the Standard Times and a close personal friend of Matt’s who passed away unexpectedly in 2008.

The goal of the $1,000 scholarship is to help deserving students further their academic careers in memory of Danny, and each one is presented at the annual Steak and Burger Dinner benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford. The winners, along with three runner-ups, have the opportunity to attend a Patriots game on behalf of the foundation. Matt Light honors the late Danny Pires for all his work and The Pires family carries on his legacy by giving back to kids who need it.

The 2020 Scholarship Winner!

This past December, Matt Light was a speaker at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford virtual Steak and Burger Night. He also announced the 2020 Dan Pires Scholarship Award Winner. Isabella Mercer was a recipient of the $1,000 scholarship from The Light Foundation. Congratulations Isabella!