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BSL accepting grant, scholarship applications

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Article Published: Feb. 28, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 28, 2013

The Boone Service League is currently accepting applications for 2013 scholarships and grants from students and nonprofit organizations in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.

Applications for scholarships are due by Friday, March 22. Applications for grants are due by Monday, March 25. Last year, the Boone Service League awarded $7,000 in grants to eight High Country organizations and presented two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Scholarships will be awarded to senior high school students in Ashe, Avery and/or Watauga counties, who plan to pursue undergraduate degrees beginning in fall 2013.

Applicants must select one of two essay prompts and prepare an essay not to exceed 500 words. Only online applications will be accepted.

Visit to submit applications. For more information, contact Cameron St. Clair at (

Grants will be awarded only to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax status operating within the High Country and serving in Ashe, Avery and/or Watauga counties. No award in excess of $1,000 will be made to any single organization. Monies granted must be used for a project or special program.

To submit applications, visit For more information, contact Kelli Haas at (

Winners of scholarships and grants will be notified by the first week of April.

Established in 1957 as an auxiliary women’s organization to the Boone Jaycees, the Boone Service League is open to women ages 21 and older living in the High Country area, including Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties.

For more information, visit

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