Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship has been created to honor Brother Dr. Robert Allen, Bond #726. Brother Allen was a four-time legacy to the Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Chapter. His father, Wayne Allen #220, his uncle Bob Hillier #286, his brother David Allen #723, and his cousin Brian Hillier #972 all were members of the Oklahoma Beta Chapter. Additionally, Brother Allen served as Chapter President while an active member at Oklahoma Beta. In Brother Allen’s memory, the scholarship will be used to promote the ideals of scholarship and leadership supported by Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta fraternity.
Dr. Robert Allen graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a B.S. in biochemistry. Brother Allen then attended Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with his M.D., specializing in neuroradiology. Brother Allen completed his residency in radiology at the University of Missouri, after which he performed post-graduate training in neuroradiology at the University of Utah. Brother Allen then settled in Paradise Valley, Arizona, practicing radiology in Scottsdale and other cities in Arizona. Brother Allen was also an entrepreneur who founded two radiology companies in Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona.
In 1991, Brother Allen married Charlisa Faulkner, a physician and graduate of the University of Missouri, with whom he had two children, Joshua and Jennifer. As a result of unexpected complications from medical procedures, Brother Allen passed away in 2008 at the age of 45.
To honor Brother Allen, the Oklahoma Beta Building Association along with the Allen family has established a fundraising effort in combination with The Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match Program. The fundraising efforts have now provided the Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Chapter with the ability to start awarding scholarships beginning in 2012. Each year proceeds from the endowed scholarship will be used to fund scholarships in the name of Brother Dr. Robert Allen for those Oklahoma Beta brothers who excel in scholarship and leadership.
To honor Brother Allen, the Oklahoma Beta Building Association along with the Allen family established a fundraising effort in combination with The Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match Program. The fundraising efforts have now provided the Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Chapter with the ability to start awarding scholarships beginning in 2012 to further Oklahoma Beta chapter’s mission. Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Chapter’s mission is “to build and foster academic and leadership excellence among its members consistent with Phi Delta Theta’s guiding principles of friendship, sound learning and moral rectitude.
Each year scholarships will be awarded based on the OSU Foundation’s previous year’s investment return on the Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship. The Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Building Association will be responsible for establishing a Scholarship Committee to determine the number of scholarships that will be made available for members in good standing. At this time the scholarships will be one time cash grants for the academic semester. Each semester active members in good standing will have the opportunity to re-apply for the scholarship. Oklahoma Beta Building Association plans to award two scholarships to active brothers in good standing in each of the following classes: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior’s. (4th year and 5th year Senior’s will be treated as one class) In addition, Oklahoma Beta Association will also award two additional ”At Large” scholarships regardless of grade classification to those who complete the application process and are selected.
The Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship will be used to promote and reward those brothers that exemplify academic and leadership qualities in keeping with the principles of the fraternity that “Strive to transmit the fraternity greater than it was transmitted to them.”
If you are interested in supporting this campaign in any way, please contact Chris Cardoni, OK Beta ’99, at CCardoni@fmbanktulsa.com. You can also visit http://www.ostatepdt.com/ for more Oklahoma Beta information. Additional contributions can still be matched under the current program until the funds run out.