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 2019 Scholarship Winners!

This past November, Matt Light joined the 2019 Dan Pires Scholarship Award finalists at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner where he presented the two deserving winners with their $1,000 scholarship from The Light Foundation. Congratulations to Victor Oliveira and Yireliz Valentine on their achievement! In addition to their scholarship, they will get to go to a Patriots game with the remaining finalists. The finalists included: Kyle Lancaster, Luke Pichette, and Abby Araujo.