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BSC Competes for “Home Depot” Grants, and Your Vote Can Make a Difference

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    Friday, April 16 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103


(Bluefield)—Bluefield State College isn’t running for political office, but the College is asking for your vote.  The College has submitted two grants for consideration in the Home Depot “Retool Your School” competition, and votes are being received in support of the grant through May 3.

More than 60 Historically Black Colleges and Universities have submitted proposals, and selection of the winning grants will be based in part on the merit of the grant, and in equal part on the votes cast for each participating institution of higher education.  One vote per day per computer is permitted.  The website to vote is

BSC’s Major Project ($50,000) grant application involves improvements in the appearance, serviceability and comfort of the Mahood Hall lobby and classrooms.  The Minor Project ($10,000) grant application would underwrite enhancements to the landscaping adjacent to the building, which houses the Bluefield State College School of Business.

“We are asking our students, employees, alumni, and friends throughout the region to consider taking a moment each day to cast your vote in support of these grants,” noted Shelia Johnson, the College’s Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs.  “Your daily vote for Bluefield State College could make the difference!”