About the Award
The Jane Pratt and Jed Schilling Blue Ridge Education Award is presented annually to a high school senior who satisfies the requirements below. An eligible candidate will be required to write an essay on their commitment to environmental stewardship and protection of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and:
Is currently enrolled in or has completed an environmental studies/biological sciences program with a B grade average or better.
Demonstrates a clear commitment to environmental stewardship through participation in school projects, internships, and community activities.
Has performed a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer service during their senior year working directly on projects on the Blue Ridge Mountains sponsored by FBRM or like-minded environmental organizations; opportunities are available through FBRM.
Receives unanimous endorsement to receive the Award from representatives of the High School and FBRM at least three weeks prior to the Award ceremony in the Spring.
Award winner receives a framed prize certificate presented at the high school at a time determined to be convenient. This event will be covered in local papers.
Award winner receives a $1,000 scholarship toward college tuition.