The Blair Community Schools Foundation facilitates scholarships awarded to Blair High School graduates each year. If you would like to contribute towards scholarships for BHS graduates, please contact us to learn more about how you can help.
Senior Scholarship Reception 2017
Students, families and donors got together for the first Senior Scholarship Reception on Monday, May 1, 2017. Below is a list of the scholarships presented and important information about each one. BHS students who are interested in applying for these scholarships should contact the guidance office for complete information.
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship
The American Legion Auxiliary is awarding a $250 scholarship to a senior who plans to attend college and major in a health-related field.
Blair Fine Arts Boosters Scholarships
The Blair Fine Arts Boosters organization will award four $300 scholarships to seniors planning to attend college and who have participated in at least one area of performing or visual arts for two years in high school. This includes theater, speech, music, or visual arts. Preference was given to applicants who plan to continue their study in the arts after high school.
Blair Firefighter’s Auxiliary Scholarship
The Blair Firefighter’s Auxiliary will award a $350 scholarship to a senior who plans to attend a two or four-year college.
Blair Lion’s Club Scholarships
The Blair Lion’s Club will award two $500 scholarships to students who plan to attend college and have excelled in community and school service throughout high school.
Blobaum Family Scholarship
Our next scholarship is sponsored by the Blobaum family from Blair and is worth $2000. Lois Blobaum, and the late Robert Blobaum, have five children, who are all graduates of Blair High School. This scholarship will go to a student who plans to attend a four-year college, specifically a private college with a religious affiliation. This scholarship is also based on strong academic achievement, leadership, service, and character.
Connie Huse Business
The Connie Huse Business Scholarship is worth $200 and will go to a senior who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and plans to major in a business field of study.
Country Tire Agriculture
The Country Tire Agriculture scholarship is worth $250 and will be awarded to a student who plans to enter college in the fall and pursue a career in an agriculture-related area.
Country Tire Automotive
The Country Tire Automotive scholarship is worth $250 and will be awarded to a student who plans to enter college in the fall and pursue a career in an automotive-related area.
Country Tire Business
The Country Tire Business scholarship is worth $250 and will be awarded to a student who plans to enter college in the fall, has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and plans to pursue a career in a business-related area.
The Jensen Alumnus scholarship is given by Ryan Jensen, graduate of Blair High School. This scholarship seeks to reward a senior who has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and has taken at least one year of a foreign language and is worth $200.
Lane W. Bryant
The Lane W. Bryant scholarships will have four winners this year. Lane Bryant was a student at Blair in the early 1900s. He quit school to join the service during World War I. Following the death of his Aunt Agnes Bryant in 1989, her will directed a portion of her estate to Blair High School. Lane Bryant is the founder of the women’s clothing store, which operates nationwide.
Maude Jensen Education
The Maude Jensen scholarship fund was set up by M. Stanley Jensen, former mayor of Blair. Stan left part of his estate to a scholarship fund in memory of his mother, Maude Jensen. She taught many years in Blair’s elementary schools. This scholarship is intended for seniors who are planning to major in elementary education, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have participated in at least one semester of Introduction to Education.
Max L. West
The Max West scholarship is given to a senior who is planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college and who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and who has a parent or grandparent or sibling that is a veteran. The scholarship is worth $500.
Nick Olson Memorial
The Nick Olson Memorial scholarship was established by Nick’s family, following his tragic death in an automobile accident during high school. Nick was very active in the fine arts area. This scholarship has been funded with donations from his family and donations from the Blair Fine Arts Boosters.
The scholarship will be awarded to two Blair seniors who have participated in an area of fine arts, for a minimum of two years, including instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, speech, or visual arts through high school may apply.
Patricia A. Wright Theater
The Patricia Wright Theater scholarship was established by Jess Wright, in memory of his wife, Pat, who was a great supporter of the fine arts. This scholarship is worth $1000 and is renewable for four years. This scholarship will go to a senior who plans to continue their education at a 2-year or 4-year college and has been involved in drama/theater at least two years during high school. Examples include acting in plays or musicals and/or working in technical areas of theatre at Blair High School. Selection is based on academic achievement and contributions to Blair High School’s theater department.
The Pounds Family Trade Scholarship
This scholarship was set up by Mrs. Ardee Pounds and her family, to support the education of a Blair High School senior who planned to pursue a career in the trades industry after high school.
The Solomon Education scholarship was established by Edith Solomon and her family to honor a Blair High School student who would attend a four-year college and major in elementary or secondary education, and who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Edie was a longtime educator in the Blair Community Schools and she has continued to volunteer since her retirement. This scholarship is valued at $1000.
Steven and Vicki Shanahan Education
The Steven and Vicki Shanahan Education scholarship was established by Steve and Vicki Shanahan. Steve served as principal of Blair High School and then Superintendent of the Blair Community Schools. Vicki served as a longtime elementary school teacher in the Blair district. This scholarship is valued at $500 and will be given to a senior who plans to attend a 4-year college, major in elementary or secondary education, and who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Please welcome Steve and Vicki Shanahan to present the certificate.
Washington County Bank ATM
A special scholarship program was established by Washington County Bank and seeks to honor seniors who have EverFi certification and plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college. Selection is based on contributions to Blair High School.