Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship

Download the Memorial Scholarship Application

This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Bart Allen, the son of Joe and Marion Allen.

If you are a member of SWPA in good standing and have a qualifying recipient interested in one of these scholarships, please complete and return the application or call the SWPA office at (904) 845-7133.

In addition to a complete application, a letter of recommendation and a short essay as to why the applicant feels he or she is the best candidate must be attached.

Winners are required to submit a photograph for use in SWPA Publications. Also scholarship recipients are required to submit proof of college registration to in order to receive their scholarship funds.

SWPA will be awarding

  • Two $1,000.00 college scholarships and two $500.00 college scholarships for eligible high school graduates or first time college students.
  • Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to children or grandchildren of SWPA Wood Producer members.
  • Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to children or grandchildren of SWPA Associate Members or in the absence of qualified Associate Member applicants will be alternatively awarded to SWPA Wood Producer members.

Award distribution will be as follows:

    • one $1,000.00 and one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to Florida recipients
    • one $1,000.00 and one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to Georgia recipients

2017 Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipients


Florida $1,000.00 Scholarship

Lawton Carter, Photo

Lawton Carter, Gainesville, FL
Son of Wesley and Jenny Carter
SWPA Member:  Loncala, Inc.  High Springs, FL

Thank you very much for choosing me to receive the Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship.  This is a huge honor.  My favorite hobbies are slalom skiing, barefoot water skiing, wakeboarding, & deer hunting with my hounds. I've played baseball since the age of 5, & I currently play for the North Central Florida Stars.  I hope to continue my baseball career in college.  I plan on attending Thomas University.  While attending TU I plan on Majoring in Business Management.  I am very involved at Antioch Baptist Church.  I participate in our church’s van ministry & AWANA’s.

Georgia $1,000.00 Scholarship

Harley Hugging a Tree

Harley Durrence, Glennville, GA
Daughter of Clint and Ginger Durrence
Granddaughter of SWPA Member:      Ricky & Joy Wilson  of Wilson Bros. Inc.  Glennville, GA

My name is Harley Durrence. I grew up in Tattnall County, Georgia. My mother is a teacher, and my father is a law enforcement officer. I am a proud member of my high school marching band, and I also participate in my local 4H by competing on the archery team.  I also compete in ASA and S3DA archery tournaments. I spend a lot of time in my church youth group. We help with our children's church ministry and  Gospel Project children's ministry and do a lot of mission work in our community. I also sing in the church choir. I love helping people! I have chosen to go to East Georgia State College and then transfer to Georgia Southern University to earn a degree in Chemistry.  With this degree, I plan to work in a crime lab with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. I can't think of a more rewarding job than to be able to use my love of science to help those who have been affected by crime.

2016 Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient


Florida $1,000.00 Scholarship

William Donaghy
Son of Leanne and Hugh Donaghy. Grandson of Anita and Jerry Padgett of Padgett Pulpwood, Inc. of Middleburg, FL.

Attended Oakleaf High School, Orange Park, FL. William plans to attend University of Florida.