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For news & information from 2018 onwards, please visit our Latest News section. Historical records prior to 2018 are featured below

Water Quality Reports

Water Quality Reports of Lake Glenville are currently provided on a quarterly basis courtesy of Equniox Environmental. Other reporting is conducted by FLG members and volunteers.

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The Friends of Lake Glenville are pleased to announce the 2023 winners of the Friends of Lake Glenville Doug Odell Scholarship.

The Doug Odell Scholarship Fund awards graduating seniors from Blue Ridge Early College and Summit Charter School with money towards their advanced learning at a 4-year or 2-year program of their choice. For past winners of the Doug Odell Scholarship we have also helped to fund their higher education. In addition, each applicant and their family have been provided a 1 year Associate Membership to Friends of Lake Glenville.

Since launching The Doug Odell Scholarship Fund in 2020, we have awarded 5 graduating seniors from Blue Ridge School and Early College and Summit Charter School with money towards their continuing education at a college of their choice. This year, we were able to significantly increase our impact.

Congratulations to all 6 of our 2023 winners!

FLG Scholarships2023 BRECWinnersBlue Ridge Early College:

Mahalah Stewart: Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, GA
Mercedes McLaughlin: Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC
(pictured upper left)

Summit Charter School:

Chloe Stiwinter: Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
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2023 Returning Scholarship Winners:

Abigail Vanderwiele: As a 2022 Summit Charter School Graduate, Abby was accepted into the Fall 2022 class at Clemson Honors College working towards a degree in Communications. This focus will assist her to fulfill her dream to become a Speech Language Pathologist.

Brenda Rodriquez-Vargas: As a 2021 BREC Graduate, Brenda was accepted into the Fall 2021 class at Appalachian State University – Psychology and Child Development. She plans to graduate with her BA then continue with Graduate School at Western Carolina University to earn an MA in Clinical Psychology.

Holly Foss: As a 2022 BREC Graduate, Holly was accepted into the Fall 2022 class at University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC working towards a degree in Criminology with a minor in Forensic Science. Holly’s passion is to help others with a career in law enforcement.

About the Scholarship:

The Scholarship was named in honor of Doug Odell, one of the founding members of Friends of Lake Glenville, who served the organization for many years in various capacities. He was instrumental in shaping Friends of Lake Glenville core mission: to preserve, protect, educate and advocate for the continued beauty, integrity, safety, and survival of Lake Glenville.

Each year, successful applicants will be awarded funds towards a 4-year college or university or a 2-year trade or technical program of their choosing. Previous winners may also be eligible for additional funds pending qualification.

Additionally, we are hoping to create a reserve for the continued success and perpetuity of the fund.

How Can You Help?

Friends of Lake Glenville is an incorporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. With your tax-deductible donation, you will get the chance to be a part of sending several deserving local students from the Cashiers/Glenville community to college.


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