On May 12, 2009, Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen awarded George E. Allen Scholarships to fifteen deserving high school seniors. The Firm’s Scholarship Program recognizes students who have overcome unusual obstacles or special challenges, while achieving high standards of community service and academic performance. This year over 385 students applied for Allen and Allen scholarships. Of those, fifteen remarkable young men and women from fourteen high schools were selected as recipients.
At a dinner honoring the scholarship winners, Douglas A. Barry, President of the Allen Law Firm remarked, “We sit in wonder at the accomplishments of these young adults and the obstacles they have overcome. It is such a rewarding experience to be able to help these fine individuals accomplish their dreams.” Mr. Barry encouraged the scholarship recipients to thank those who helped them achieve their goals and challenged them to give back to others in the future.
- Thomas Allen of Chesterfield, Virginia – Manchester High School
- Abigail Anderson of Smithfield, Virginia – Smithfield High School
- Sheena Brown of Glen Allen, Virginia – Hermitage High School
- Timothy Colclough of Mathews, Virginia – Mathews High School
- Emily Dutton of Fredericksburg, Virginia – Massaponax High School
- Mariah Elliott of Rockville, Virginia – Patrick Henry High School
- Crystal French of Williamsburg, Virginia – Bruton High School
- Tiffany Hare of Spotsylvania, Virginia – Spotsylvania High School
- Melody Huff of Brodnax, Virginia – Brunswick High School
- Brittany Nassef of Amherst, Virginia – Amherst County High School
- Autumn Parsons of Lynchburg, Virginia – E.C. Glass High School
- Chandler Pascale of Fredericksburg, Virginia – Chancellor High School
- Joseph Ragland of Richmond, Virginia – Mills E. Godwin High School
- Jamison Ryder of Aroda, Virginia – Madison County High School
- Alexander Smith of Ashland, Virginia – Patrick Henry High School
The Allen Law Firm Scholarship Program was established in 1991 to honor the Firm’s founder, George E. Allen, Sr., who overcame significant hardship to put himself through college and law school. He went on to become one of the Commonwealth’s top trial attorneys and established one of the premier personal injury law firms in the state.