Blue Ridge Energy Awarded $32,000 in College Scholarships to 15 Students

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Blue Ridge Energy Awarded $32,000 in College Scholarships to 15 Students


Blue Ridge Energy Awarded $32,000 in College Scholarships to 15 Students

Blue Ridge Energy recently awarded $32,000 in college scholarships to fifteen students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships are part of the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track program designed to help high school students better prepare for acceptance into the college of their dreams. In Ashe County, four students received a total of $8,000.

The recipients are:
Jacob Reavis, son of Clark and Joanne Reavis, $2,000 to attend Appalachian State University;
Ashley Dollar, daughter of Jeff and Amy Dollar, $2,000 to attend Campbell University;
Camden Current, son of Cameron and Judy Current, $2,000 to attend North Carolina State University;
Autumn Blackburn, daughter of David and Kathy Blackburn, $2,000 to attend Appalachian State University.

Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track students begin college preparations in their freshman or sophomore year and develop leadership skills while preparing for the college acceptance and scholarship interview process. Leadership Track students also receive real life skills like money management, social etiquette, and public speaking. As seniors, Leadership Track students are invited to apply for renewable scholarships worth up to $4,000 each.

This year marks the 62nd year Blue Ridge has awarded college scholarships. To date, 500 area students and citizens have received $574,000 to help them attend the college of their choice.

For more information about the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track, visit our website,, click on “Community” tab or contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, at 759-8994 or [email protected],</src/compose.php[email protected],%0d>

Blue Ridge Energy serves some 77,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Wilkes, Avery, and Alexander counties. The cooperative also has two subsidiary companies, Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels which serves residential and commercial customers, and RidgeLink, a business-to-business telecommunications and broadband provider.