This Fall the Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta Building Association established a Scholarship Committee to award the Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship for the first time to Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta active members in good standing. The scholarship award program was designed to award those active members that excel in scholarship and leadership activities while at Oklahoma State University. The Fall 2012 Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship awards were one-time cash grants payable to each recipient’s OSU Bursar account in the amount of $750.00. Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta active members in good standing will have the chance to apply each semester for the Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship.
The Oklahoma Beta Building Association Board of Trustees at its December 8, 2012 Board meeting in Stillwater, Oklahoma received from the Scholarship Committee eight nominations. Fall 2012 Scholarships were awarded based on the member’s Spring 2012 scholarship and leadership activities. As written in the scholarship award program, two awards would be made to sophomores, juniors, seniors as well as two at large awards that went to the active members not awarded as the top two in their classification but as the next highest point totals not including classification as a criteria.
The Fall 2012 active members who received scholarships had GPA’s that ranged from 3.08 to three actives with 4.00 for the Spring Semester. The Oklahoma Beta Building Association Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the Fall 2012 Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship award winners are:
Adam Sinclair Bremner
Grant Robert Scepanski
Connor David Bowen
Tyler Christian Smith
Brent William Alexander
Zechariah D Wright
Michael Alberts – Senior Class
Chase Allen Wayne Sprueill – Sophomore Class
Dr. Robert Allen Endowed Scholarship History
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 is 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. 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. Brother Allen 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.
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 award its first scholarship in Fall 2012. Each year proceeds from the endowed scholarship will continue to be used to fund scholarships in the name of Brother Dr. Robert Allen for those Phi Delta Theta Oklahoma Beta brothers who excel in scholarship and leadership.