The Transylvania Times -

Ruth Elaine Jones Memorial Scholarship Expanded - Transylvania County, NC


June 12, 2017

Ruth Jones, (pictured here in the 1970s with close friend Beth Cardin), a Transylvania native who graduated from Brevard High School and UNC-Greensboro and spent her career as a health educator for the county health department - a position she held for over 30 years.

In 2017, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) expanded the Ruth Jones Memorial Scholarship to make two $1,500 awards each year - one for a graduating senior at Brevard High School and one for a graduating senior at Rosman High School.

The Ruth Jones Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 to honor Ruth Elaine Jones. Jones loved the outdoors and had a deep appreciation of the natural world. She was also actively engaged in the community, known for her willingness to help educate others.

The scholarship in her name provides financial assistance to selected individuals who will...

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