The Blowing Rock Community Foundation is proud to announce the scholarship recipients for 2020.  The four students pictured below will join the current fifteen scholarship recipients for a total of nineteen scholarships awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. This includes the fourth recipient of the Jane and Dan Wolfe Scholarship – Brooke Byrd, the first recipient of the Tessien Family  Scholarship – Ashlyn Edmisten, the first recipient of the Jean and Walter Wilkinson Scholarship – Catie Holder, as well as Tessa Trate. The scholarship recipients of the class of 2024 received scholarships in the amount of $129,000.00. One scholarship recipient graduated this May – Zach Valet from Appalachian State University. In December 2020, Nick Novacek will graduate from North Carolina State University, Chloe Shaut will graduate from Appalachian State University, and Drake Powell will graduate from North Carolina State University.
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, one hundred plus students have received scholarships totaling over $1,119,000.  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!!!

Pictured clockwise from top left: Ashlyn Edmisten, Brooke Byrd, Tessa Trate, Catie Holder.