Winter Family Promises
to Keep Award
The "Winter Family Promises to Keep Award" seeks to create a
partnership between the student and Allen College. The goal of the award
is to provide financial support for deserving Allen College
undergraduate students while also creating a vision of philanthropy
through this relationship that will benefit future generations of Allen
College students. The name of the award signifies the commitment by the
recipient to provide philanthropic support for future Allen College
- The program selects eligible Allen College undergraduate
students in their final two semesters of study who have demonstrated a potential
for positively changing the lives of other people through philanthropy
and service to their communities.
- Selected students will receive an award, typically ranging from
$1,000 to $5,000, in their final year of undergraduate study. In return,
award recipients are asked to consider making donations over a 15 year
period following graduation to the Winter Family Promises to Keep Award
fund maintained by the Allen Foundation.
- Each award recipient will meet with the college's president at
the outset of his or her final year of study and again before
graduation. These meetings allow the student to review the expectations
of the award and understand the positive impact philanthropic actions
can create at Allen College.
- Allen College is restricted from granting a Winter Family Promises to Keep Award to Allen Health System associates.
A key goal of the "Winter Family Promises to Keep" Award is for Allen
College to receive an annual gift from 100 percent of the award
recipients. This award reflects two promises:
- The promise that the college will support the worthy recipient
in order for the recipient to meet her or his educational goals to
positively change the lives of others, and
- The promise that the award recipient, as the result of reaping
benefits provided by the award, will contribute back the amount of the
award and become a lifelong donor to Allen College.
HOW THE "PROMISES TO KEEP" AWARD WORKS
Deadline for Application
Applicants who will enter their final two semesters of study must apply for the award by established deadlines as outlined on the application form.
If you graduate after these dates, deadlines for application will be set at a later date.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to apply.
Selection of Award Recipients
The Allen College president and a representative of the Allen
Foundation will review all Award applications and select finalists for
an interview. Following this interview, each applicant will be notified
if they have been selected for the Award. Applicants selected for the
Award will be asked to sign an agreement stating that they understands
the expectations of the award.
Date of Disbursements to Recipients
The Winter Family Promises to Keep Award will be awarded during the recipient's final two semesters of study.
Recipients of the Winter Family Promises to Keep Award are asked to
pay back the amount of the award over several years, not to exceed 15
years. A suggested payment schedule will be provided to each award
recipient. Recipients of the Award understand that they have no legal
obligation to repay this award but rather an expectation, articulated at
the time the award is made, that they will make every effort to return
the amount of their award to the College in order to replenish the Award
fund which will support future Allen College student recipients of this