Two Blythewood-area high school graduates are heading to college with another $1,000 in their pockets.
Andrew Mott and Lucy Ellisor received $1,000 scholarships from the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce this week. The chamber awards the scholarships annually to area students planning to study business in college. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, financial need, an interview, school involvement, community service and an essay. Eligible students must live or attend school in Blythewood, or be the child of an active Blythewood chamber member.
Mott is a graduate of Spring Valley High School, where he participated in the four-year Discovery magnet program for students with special interest in and motivation for math and science fields. He plans to attend the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School to prepare for a career in a marketing and music-related field. While in high school, Mott created a Facebook-based marketing agency, earned a certification in direct-response copywriting, and produced more than 20 songs digitally. He also was a member of Spring Valley’s cross country and track teams.
Ellisor also graduated from Spring Valley High School and will attend Lander University’s Honors College this fall. She plans to study nursing and eventually pursue a career as a nurse anesthetist or physician’s assistant. Ellisor was a member of Spring Valley’s swim team and lacrosse team, played cello in the school’s orchestra and served on the student council. She also worked as a counselor and volunteer at Camp Discovery, volunteered at Jeep Rogers YMCA, and completed an internship at NASA Langley.
The chamber awarded the scholarships at its monthly membership meeting Tuesday at Doko Manor.