Robert R. Blackwell and Virginia M. Blackwell
The Robert R. Blackwell and Virginia M. Blackwell Scholarship was established in 2018 by the estate of Judge Robert R. Blackwell. Judge Blackwell graduated with his Bachelors degree from Mars Hill College and then continued his education by graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law. Judge Blackwell practiced law for 30 years, and served as Chief District Judge for Judicial Districts comprising the following counties: Person, Caswell and Rockingham. The scholarship is for Bartlett Yancey High School graduates, with a preference for those attending Mars Hill University or Wake Forest University.