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Allen Scholarship to benefit Essex grads

— The Essex Community Fund announces that Lawson and Clint Allen of the “Barracks” on Lake Shore Road in Essex have recently increased their support of the Lawson and Clint Allen Scholarship with an additional donation of $26,500. Lawson Prince Allen has a long history in Essex where he family first purchased property in 1913.

This most recent gift brings the total donations in 2012 to underwrite the scholarship to $44,500. The scholarship has sufficient funds to fully support recipients through 2017. Lawson and Clint Allen seek to empower the life goals of deserving Essex students with the expectation that they will “pay it forward” through contributions to their community and the nation.

The annual Lawson and Clint Allen Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded each year to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of the Town of Essex and has enrolled in an accredited two or four year college. The scholarship renews each year up to three additional years if the recipient performs with academic excellence, maintaining a B average, and makes normal progress toward a degree. A Scholarship Committee chaired by Dr. Nick Muller with Diane Lansing; Karen Dalton, Vice President of College For Every Student with national headquarters in Essex; and Chris Ford, Guidance Councilor at Willsboro Central School; will assist the Allens in awarding the scholarship.

The selection process for this year’s Scholarship award will begin in February 2013. Applications may be obtained at Ford’s office at the Willsboro Central School or from the Essex Community fund, P.O. Box 101, Essex, N.Y. 12936.

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