The Blowing Rock Community Foundation has awarded scholarships to qualified students for over 30 years.  Each scholarship has been for four years and/or 12 semesters of higher education. To date, 125 scholarships have been awarded with 95% of these recipients completing their degrees.  Scholarships to date have totaled over 1.3 million dollars.

For 2022, the Foundation is proud to present the following:

  • Jane and Dan Wolfe Scholarship ($15,000) – Emma Knight
  • Tessien Family Scholarship ($5,000) – Lily Brown
  • Jean and Walter Wilkinson Scholarship ($5,000) – Zade Tincher 
  • Robert Hess Scholarship ($5,000) –   Ryan Fox
  • David and Nancy Rankin Scholarship ($2,500) – Cristian Hamilton 
  • Blowing Rock Community Foundation Scholarship (ASU) ($2,000) – Jillian Russert
  • Blowing Rock Community Foundation Scholarship ($1000)  – Elle Nichols


With the addition of these seven students, the Foundation will fund, during the 2022-2023 academic year, scholarships for 19 students.

At Spring Commencement programs in May the following scholarship students received their diplomas:  Wesley Harwood and Kate Kearse – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Breanna Meadows – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Mary Alexis Lippard – Appalachian State University, and Megan Searcy – Gardner Webb University.  Jasmine Van Dyke graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in December, 2021. The Foundation is proud of these students and is assured of their success in the future.

Click here to view the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.

Click here to view a list of all scholarship RECIPIENTS TO DATE.

Emma Knight
Lily Brown
Zade Tincher
Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox
Cristian Hamilton
Cristian Hamilton
Jillian Russery
Elle Nichols
Elle Nichols