The Blowing Rock Community Foundation is proud to announce the scholarship recipients for 2018. The five students pictured below will join the current fourteen scholarship recipients for a total of nineteen scholarships awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. This includes the fourth recipient of the Jane and Dan Wolfe Scholarship – Savannah Troyer, as well as Wesley Harwood, Kate Kearse, Alexis Lippard and Megan Searcy. Four scholarship recipients will graduate this May – Jake Chasteen from Appalachian State University, Tammie Hill from Caldwell Community College, Cam Linnville from Catholic University, and Logan Shaut from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ben Tang will also graduate from North Carolina State University in December.
The Foundation initially awarded one full scholarship (including tuition, room and board, and books). In 1999, Amber Teague Bratt was the first Foundation scholarship recipient to complete her undergraduate degree. Since then, ninety plus students have received scholarships totaling over $700,000. Of that number, over ninety percent have graduated with undergraduate or associates degrees and many have, or are in the process of, obtaining advanced degrees.
The Foundation is very proud of these scholarship recipients both past and present! Many thanks to all of the members of the community who have contributed time, talent, and resources to support the Foundation and the amazing young people in our community!!!