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BSC Competes for Home Depot "Retool Your School" Grants and Your Vote Can Make a Difference (w/logo)

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    Tuesday, March 01 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103


(Bluefield)—After winning one of 11 Home Depot “Retool Your School” campus enhancement grants in 2010, Bluefield State College is once again asking for your vote.  The College has submitted two grants for consideration in the 2011 Home Depot “Retool Your School” competition, and votes are now being received in support of the grant through April 22, 2011.

The competition is open to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  More than 60 HBCUs submitted proposals in last year’s event and 62 are competing in 2011.  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.

You can vote daily on as many computers as you have—home and office computers as well as laptops—and votes can be cast on more than one browser, Explorer, Foxfire, Safari, etc. The website to vote is or

BSC’s Major Project ($50,000) grant application involves replacement and installation of brick pavers, benches, flower urns, trees, and shrubbery to enhance the campus.   The Minor Project ($10,000) grant application focuses upon enhancing the campus landscape by planting trees and shrubbery.

“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!”