The family and Board of Directors of The Trooper Shawn Blanton Memorial Scholarship would like to invite all senior girls who are members of their high school softball team to apply for the memorial scholarship. A NC State Trooper, the scholarship came about as a way of keeping Shawn’s memory alive and helping student athletes in a sport that he dearly loved. At the time of his death he had just finished his first year as the head coach for the Smoky Mountain JV softball team.


The scholarship is open to female athletes in Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, Cherokee Counties and The Cherokee Indian Reservation. We will be awarding seven one thousand dollar scholarships. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student and she will be able to apply it to whatever her greatest need my be as she starts her college career.


To apply each girl must submit an essay to the Board of Directors to the above address. The essay will be a three hundred minimum and should include an introduction of herself, school attended, sports played, clubs, awards, honors and any other extracurricular activities she is involved in.  She should include what she plans to study in college and what her professional career might be. Tell us about any civic or community functions you are involved in and what your hobbies are.


Essays must be post marked by April 30, 2014 and selection will be made by May 14, 2014.  When submitting your essay please include your acceptance letter from the school you plan to attend, also include a school transcript and on a separate page include current contact information as only winners will be notified. Failure to submit all requested information will disqualify you.


If you are selected as a recipient you will be required to attend the Trooper Shawn Blanton Memorial Golf Tournament on June 13, 2014 at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Whittier, NC. To receive your award.





David Blanton