Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship
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
2018 Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Florida $1,000.00 Scholarship
Hello, I am Jada Conner an 18-year-old senior at Hilliard Middle-Senior High School. I am the daughter of Jamie and Jana (Geiger) Conner and I have one brother, Crew. I am the great granddaughter of Dane and Emily Conner and granddaughter of Norval and Judy Conner. My dad is a third-generation owner of the logging company Conner and Conner Inc. in Hilliard, Florida. I am thankful to have grown up in a small town with a large family and strong morals. I have enjoyed being a part of my community through being a volunteer with the local elementary school and spending time working on various activities in my church, Buford Grove Baptist Church. I am a proud member of multiple clubs throughout my school including: National Beta, National Honor Society, Chick-fil-a Leader Academy, and the A-team Volunteer Club. I am also a part of Student Government at HMSHS, serving as the Senior Class Historian and I serve as the Editor and Photographer for the school’s yearbook. I spend free time being with family, going out eat, watching movies, or playing board games and of course doing Disney stuff. In November 2017, I applied and was accepted early to Florida Southern College of Lakeland, Florida. In the Fall of 2018 I am super excited to continue my education as a double major in Communications and Business Management. My goal is to earn a degree that will lead me into a career for the Walt Disney Company. I come from a family of strong work ethics and plan to continue those traits as I venture into the next stage of life. I am truly grateful to be chosen as the Florida recipient for the Bart Allen Memorial Scholarship Award, the allocated funds will be a great resource towards my educational goals. Thank you, Southeastern Wood Producers, for this award!
Georgia $1,000.00 Scholarship
Erin McDonald is the daughter of Scott and Darlene McDonald of Marshallville, Ga. She is a senior at The Westfield School in Perry, Georgia where she has attended since Pre-K. Erin has been an Honor Student all four years of high school, taking AP and Honors classes beginning her freshman year. She has also served as a captain for both the cross country and soccer teams and was selected as an All-Region player for soccer in 2017. Outside of the classroom Erin has participated in community theater productions and volunteered with the Balvaunuca Club of Perry. During the past two summers Erin has participated in Volunteen, a program of Houston Healthcare that allows selected teens to experience hands on work in healthcare settings. Her involvement with Volunteen has confirmed her interest in a career in medicine. Erin plans to attend the University of Georgia for her bachelor’s degree and then pursue an advanced degree to become a Physician Assistant.
2017 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
FLORIDA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
Lawton Carter, Gainesville, FL
Son of Wesley and Jenny Carter
SWPA Member: Loncala, Inc. High Springs, FL
GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
Harley Durrence, Glennville, GA
Daughter of Clint and Ginger Durrence
Granddaughter of SWPA Member: Ricky & Joy Wilson of Wilson Bros. Inc. Glennville, GA
2016 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Son of Leanne and Hugh Donaghy. Grandson of Anita and Jerry Padgett of Padgett Pulpwood, Inc. of Middleburg, FL.