Horizons Student Earns College Scholarship

Congratulations to Joseph ("Joey") Burns, a high school student from the Horizons at Greens Farms Academy (Westport, CT) program who has been accepted to Elon University in North Carolina with a Horizons National Odyssey Scholarship! 

Cindy and Rob Citrone, long-time Horizons supporters, endowed the scholarship, awarded to students who have completed the Horizons National program. Horizons National is a tuition-free, academic and enrichment program that serves low-income, public school students at sites throughout the country.

“We really believe this is a win-win situation for both Elon and Horizons,” said Cindy Citrone, who has served as a university trustee since 2016. “Horizons students will have the opportunity to attend Elon and get an amazing education in an engaged learning environment, and Elon will be getting students who value that education.”

About the Odyssey Program

The Odyssey Program is part of the University’s Center for Access and Success. In addition to annual tuition assistance, each of the scholarships in this program includes a stipend for books and supplies, and a one-time, global study grant to be used for an approved study abroad or Study USA program. Odyssey Program participants are consistently among Elon’s top-performing students.

Throughout the four-year program, participants take advantage of intellectually demanding courses while furthering their personal and professional development. The students participate in a first-year summer orientation, attend annual retreats and monthly meetings with their peers, are involved in one-on-one academic and career planning meetings, and maintain an academic and leadership portfolio.

Once again, thank you to the Citrones, and congratulations, Joey, as you continue to expand your horizons!