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Teresa Blum Memorial Scholarship

The Teresa Blum Memorial Scholarship has been established at the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge by family and friends, in loving memory of Teresa and in honor of her life and career.

Teresa was employed by Highland County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching first, second and third grades at Highland Elementary School before becoming Principal in 2003. She knew every student by name and loved them all as her own. She had a special gift for not only seeing the good in people but bringing out the best in them.


The Teresa Blum Memorial Scholarship was established for graduating seniors of Highland High School who have worked hard to achieve success in school and have demonstrated a commitment to service to the Highland County community and/or Highland County Public Schools.


If you would like to make a contribution in loving memory of Teresa, you may do so online or by mailing a check payable to the Community Foundation to P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402. Please contact Menieka Garber with any questions at or 540-213-2150.


  • An eligible applicant must be a senior at Highland High School.
  • An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year with plans to pursue a licensure/certification, two-year degree, or four-year degree in the continental United States the following academic year.

2022 Award Amount

To be determined.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2022

Please contact the Community Foundation at 540-213-2150 or for additional information and/or clarification.

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