Impassioned advocates working to ensure the continued beauty, integrity, safety and survival of Lake Glenville

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.


About the Scholarship:

The Scholarship is named after 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 FLG’s 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.

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’re hoping to significantly increase our impact.

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.



Mail a check payable to:
Friends of Lake Glenville
Attn: Scholarships
PO Box 493
Glenville, NC 28736
In the note section on the check, please write: Scholarship Program

With your gift, your support for our community and its future shines through. If you need additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Scholarship Director Rick Jackson directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 404-275-7617.




Interested in Applying?

The application period for scholarships awarded in 2024 is now open.
For timeline, eligibility requirements, and more info, please read below.
For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Scholarships in the Subject line.


Submission Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024; 12pm/Noon ET
Student Interviews: Week of March 18, 2024
Announcement of Winner: April 2024


  • Graduating High School Senior in Good Standing from Blue Ridge Early College (BREC) or Summit Charter HS.
  • Full Time Resident of our Local Community.

Selection Criteria

  • Timely submission of completed Application Documents and two (2) Recommendations.
  • Preference given to candidates planning on advanced study in Science, Education, or Trade School.
  • Preference given to candidates that show Leadership skills and/or a passion for Volunteerism.

Application Process

To apply for the Doug Odell Scholarship, you must do all of the following:

  • Complete the online application below.
  • As part of the online application, you must be prepared to:
    • Complete a personal essay based on a given topic (500 words minimum)
    • Upload a copy of your acceptance letter (or explain why, if not)
    • Submit 2 references. See more information in the References section below.

Please note: you will not be able to save your work and come back at a later date, so we recommend you review the application requirements in advance and work offline before starting the online submission process.


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