The first recipient of the Be the Light Scholarship, Bryan Martinez, has earned his place as a Mas Scholar as a freshman at Christopher Columbus High School. Bryan is an exemplary student athlete whom excels in academics, has never missed a day of class, and trains diligently as an athlete. His family has encountered financial difficulties as his younger sister suffered a medical condition that is ongoing, however, Bryan has focused on helping his family move forward with his dedication to academics to help secure a brighter future.


With the first weeks of the Scholarship Foundation's establishment, a second recipient of the Be the Light Scholarship has been named as Demetries Ford. Demetries is a good friend of Ari's, a dedicated athlete and student with a humble upbringing, who lives with his mother, a single parent. Demetries is now also part of the Christopher Columbus High School family.