Gayle K. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship

Gayle K. Blankenship received her BS in Chemistry from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in 1960. She worked as a research analytical chemist in the Department of Geology at Virginia Tech, and subsequently at Union Carbide in Cleveland, Ohio. Gayle was active in secondary education through science enrichment programs. She was a community leader in recreation, specifically water safety and swimming pool management. Gayle was awarded the Red Cross 30-year pin for her service as a Water Safety Instructor. She was an adjunct faculty member at TNCC where she taught Chemistry from 1991 to 2003. Gayle’s passion for education and the success of young people is recognized with the Gayle K. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship. When possible, preference will be given to those students in a curriculum where Chemistry is a required course.

Scholarship Details
Amount: 
$2,500
Semester(s) Awarded: 
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. For the scholarship to continue in the spring semester, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Min GPA: 
2.5
Number of awards: 
1
Requirements: 
  • Be enrolled in a two-year program of study at TNCC (AA, AS or AAS);
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Demonstrate financial need by receiving financial aid; and
  • When possible, preference will be given to those students in a curriculum where Chemistry is a required course.

Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other related educational expenses.