The Allen Committee is now accepting grant applications from student members of Shandon
UMC and for Epworth students for the fall academic semester of 2022. Applications are
available below and may be completed and submitted to the Committee on and
through the website.
Dr. Harvey A. Allen and his wife, Judy M. Allen spent their lives educating others in
various capacities. Dr. Allen recently retired from his life-long career as a long time professor in
the Education Department of the University of South Carolina. At that time he had also taught
the JOY Class at Shandon UMC for half a century. His wife Judy had taught the 4 year old class
for over 40 years so that together they had taught at Shandon UMC for 90 years. As Dr. Allen
approached his 50th year of teaching at Shandon, the JOY Class established the Allen Fund in
honor of Dr. Allen and in memory of Judy Allen for their amazing dedication to Shandon United
Methodist Church and to teaching. The JOY Class and other grateful church members have
contributed to the Allen Fund in hopes of continuing the educational efforts of Dr. and Mrs.
Allen at Shandon. The class then organized a committee (hereinafter called the “Allen
Committee” or “the Committee”), and charged it with the responsibility of making educational
assistance grants to members of Shandon and to Epworth Students to those in need of such
assistance in colleges, technical and professional schools. Such grants are hereinafter referred to
Although the financial amount of Allen Grants may vary from year to year, it is presently
contemplated that initially such awards will be no more than $1,000 each but such amount may
from time to time and be smaller or greater. At the discretion of the committee, multiple awards
may be made in each calendar year, depending upon the size of the Allen Educational Fund that
year, the financial need of the applicant and on other considerations determined by the
committee. Shandon members and Epworth students may apply for such awards to the Allen
Fund Committee of the JOY Class using the downloadable application/questionnaire attached.
Completed, signed applications may be submitted here and will be transmitted to the Allen Committee which will review and consider every timely and completely completed application. You may also download the application. All such applications for the each spring academic semester must be submitted by November 30th of each calendar year, and all applications for the fall academic semester by May 30th of each calendar year. Such applications as the Allen Committee shall approve shall be approved and all successful applicants shall be notified within 30 days after the filing deadline. No other notifications will be made.