For 2020-2021, the Blowing Rock Community Foundation, Inc. has earmarked monies to fund the following new scholarships: one $2000 scholarship, one $5,000 scholarship (Tessien Family Scholarship), one $5000 scholarship (Jean and Walter Wilkinson Scholarship), and one $15,000 scholarship (Jane and Dan Wolfe Scholarship). These scholarships will be available for distribution for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education. Example: the $2000 scholarship will be payable at $1000 each semester. These scholarships are established to honor Blowing Rock students attending institutions of higher education – community college, technical school or two/four year colleges and universities. Qualifications for these scholarships are as follows:
- must be a student (or will enter in Fall, 2020) at a community college,
technical school, or two/four year college or university
- must currently live and have lived in the Blowing Rock School District for the previous two years
- must have attended Watauga High School for a minimum of two years
(exceptions may be made for home school students and/or private/prep school students)
- must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better
- must submit a completed application and a typed 1-2 page statement which will include the following:
-goals for the future – academic as well as personal and professional
-academic, extracurricular activities, and community service
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit (scholarship, extracurricular/community service/work experiences, leadership, and character) and need (family resources and income, other siblings in college, family circumstances, other available financial aid, and any other relevant information).
Completed applications must be mailed to P.O. Box 525, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605, be in this mailbox by 5:00 P.M. on March 6, 2020, or be postmarked by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, March 6, 2020. Applications will not be accepted at any other place, after the March 6th deadline, and/or without all information included.
Applications are available at the Guidance Office at Watauga High School, at Blowing Rock Town Hall, and/or online here: http://blowingrockcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Foundation-Scholarship-Application-2020-2021.pdf
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the Blowing Rock Community Library.