Elaine and Gary Montague Victory from the Shadows Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

This scholarship celebrates the life of the late Gary Montague, who coped with the challenges of low vision since birth. Gary and his wife Elaine, a team for more than 60 years, wrote the award-winning book, Victory from the Shadows: Growing Up in a New Mexico School for the Blind and Beyond, by GEM Publications. They shared his personal story to show why there is no giving up. The goal of their book and this scholarship is to promote the understanding that individuals with very poor or no vision are able to participate fully in life. For more information about his story, please contact