The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Elizabeth and Greg Allen Opportunity Fund, a yearly $10,000 scholarship for Charlottesville High School seniors. To qualify, students must plan to attend full time a two-year community college or four-year college or university.
The Allen’s created the scholarship to assist Charlottesville seniors in achieving their dreams of earning a college degree, and they hope, in particular, to help those students who would be the first in their family to do so. Providing assistance to this first generation will make an important difference for future generations and for the community more broadly.
"For generations, our family has emphasized the importance, and the gift, of education," Elizabeth Allen said. "We are excited to help first generation college students in Charlottesville who have worked so hard to continue their journey through college!"
For the graduating class of 2022, the selection committee will choose three students to receive $10,000 annually for up to four years. Payments may be used for tuition, fees, housing, food, books, and other education-related needs.
Applications for the scholarship’s inaugural class will be due to the guidance department at Charlottesville High School by October 1. The scholarship will be administered in accordance with all guidelines and policies established by the Community Foundation’s Governing Board.