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Community Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

BLUEFIELD -- The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. is now accepting applications for scholarships from graduating seniors in Mercer, McDowell, Buchannan and Tazewell counties, and other students who have received awards for years beyond their freshman year.

Applications and information on the application process are available on the Foundation Web site –  – and applications can also be acquired from high school guidance counselors.

Scholarships are awarded in a competitive application process, and each year the Foundation receives dozens more applications than can be funded.

The deadline for applications is for them to be delivered to our office or postmarked by the last business day of March 2013. Awards will be approved by the Foundation Board of Directors at its May meeting, after which recipients will be notified of the awards they have received.

The Foundation awarded of 56 scholarships in 2012 totaling more than $52,000 from 17 of its individual scholarship funds.

The Scholarship Committee is chaired by Carole Dodson and includes members Mary Azzo, Gene Bailey, Carl Gillespie, Eugenia Hancock, Mary Raub, Jim Steorts, Susan Cooper-Snyder, Bettye VanDyke, and Susan Whittaker.

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