Preserve. Protect. Educate. We are impassioned advocates working to ensure the continued beauty, integrity, safety and survival of Lake Glenville.

The Doug Odell Scholarship Fund

The Doug Odell Scholarship Fundawards graduating seniors from Blue Ridge Early College money towards their advanced learning at a college of their choice.

About the Scholarship:

Launched in 2020, FLG's Doug Odell Scholarship is named after Doug Odell, one of the founding members of Friends of Lake Glenville. Doug served the organization for many years in various capacities and was instrumental in shaping FLG’s core mission: topreserve, protect, educate and advocate for thecontinued beauty, integrity, safety, and survival of Lake Glenville.

The $1000 scholarship, established to encourage and support our local community, is awarded to a graduating senior in good standing from Blue Ridge Early College (BREC) to promote higher education in the field of Science.

2021 Winners and FLG Members pictured here:
Rick Jackson (Scholarship Director /Silver Creek Realty), Brenda Rodriquez-Vargas and Devin Bryson (BREC), Paula Kennedy, Richard Tyre, Ray Jimison (FLG)

What's New for 2022:

This year we are hopeful to extend the scholarship fund to applicants from the Summit Charter School as well. In 2022, our goal is to award 4 scholarships, 2 from each school. There is an application process and an in-person interview for the final recipients. The Friends of Lake Glenville Board will then select qualified participants and funds are made available to the students through their college bursar office.

We are seeking to raise $30,000 over the next few months. We are awarding each of the 4 students with a $5,000 scholarship. We will also reach out to last year’s winners and, if they meet certain criteria, award them with additional funds towards their 2022 enrollment. We would also like to create a reserve so we can build the fund over the years.


How Can You Help?

Friends of Lake Glenville is an incorporated not-for-profit organization 501(c)3. 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.

There are several ways to contribute to this great cause:

  • DONATE ONLINE:Visit our website to make a tax-deductible donationusing your credit card.Be sure to select "The Doug Odell Scholarship Fund" to ensure your donation is funneled to the right place!

  • SEND A CHECK: Mail a check payable to:
    Friends of Lake Glenville
    Attn: Martha Lutz
    PO Box 493
    Glenville, NC 28736
    In the note section on the check, please write:Scholarship Program

Thank you for considering making a gift. When you make a gift, you show our students that you believe in their future. 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.