For 2019-2020, the Blowing Rock Community Foundation, Inc. has earmarked monies to fund the following new scholarships: two $8000 scholarships, one $40,000 scholarship (David and Nancy Rankin Scholarship, and one $60,000 scholarship (Ginny and Dave Stevens Scholarship).  These scholarships will be available for distribution for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.  Example: the $8000 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, 2019) 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 five 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 and extracurricular activities
    -financial information

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 8, 2019, or be postmarked by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, March 8, 2019.  Applications will not be accepted at any other place, after the March 8th 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:

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. and on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the Blowing Rock Community Library.