AWARDS $20,000

3 May 2020


Barry Thacker and Carol Moore of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation awarded Louisa Roldan and Ian Campbell $10,000 college scholarships on Sunday, 2 May 2020 at a very special place.  We met them and their families at Militia Hill on Fort Anderson where the famous Coal Creek War took place in 1891-1892.  Louisa and Ian have both played a part in its restoration, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Nantglo Scholarship is offered to graduates of Briceville Elementary School to assist them in attending college or technical school.  The scholarship is named in honor of the Welsh coal miners who settled Coal Creek after the Civil War.  Nantglo is Welsh for Coal Creek.  We have awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarship assistance to 61 students over the past eighteen years. 

Louisa plans to attend Pellissippi State to study animal science.

Ian plans to attend Tennessee Technological University to study either Conservation Biology or Environmental Biology and with the goal of attaining a master degree and maybe even a doctorate.

One of the requirements to continue their scholarship each year is that the recipient MUST visit Briceville School at least once during the school year (usually in December or January) with the other scholarship winners and speak to the Briceville students about their experiences in college and encourage them to study hard, stay in school and get a college education. We also encourage scholarship recipients to continue their community service efforts in Coal Creek.

To qualify for the $10,000 college scholarship, interested high school seniors who graduated from Briceville School prepare an essay on "Improving the Quality of Life in the Coal Creek Watershed".


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