JOE Allen Memorial Scholarship

Download the Memorial Scholarship Application

If you are a member of SWPA in good standing and have a qualifying recipient interested in one of these scholarships, please complete and return the application or call the SWPA office at (904) 845-7133.

In addition to a complete application, a letter of recommendation and a short essay as to why the applicant feels he or she is the best candidate must be attached.

Winners are required to submit a photograph for use in SWPA Publications. Also scholarship recipients are required to submit proof of college registration to in order to receive their scholarship funds.

SWPA will award...

  • Two $1,000.00 college scholarships and two $500.00 college scholarships for eligible high school graduates or first time college students.
  • Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to children or grandchildren of SWPA Wood Producer members.
  • Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to children or grandchildren of SWPA Associate Members or in the absence of qualified Associate Member applicants will be alternatively awarded to SWPA Wood Producer members.

Award distribution will be as follows:

    • one $1,000.00 and one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to Florida recipients
    • one $1,000.00 and one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to Georgia recipients

2024 joe Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipients


florida $1,000. Scholarship

  Crew Conner of Hilliard, FL

Son of Jana and Jamie Conner
Conner and Conner, Inc.  Hilliard, FL

Hello, I am Crew Conner, a West Nassau High School Senior. I have benefited from participating
in many community and school activities, such as the National Honors Society, Beata Club,
Student Council, Student Advisory Committee, and University of US. I enjoy attending First
Baptist of Callahan and working part-time for the family-owned company Hagan Ace Hardware.
I have been a dual enrollment college student for the past two years of high school. In June of
2023, I also attended Summer on Campus at the University of Alabama to complete two college
courses. In my free time, I enjoy working on and driving my 1979 Corvette, going to Disney,
and watching motorsports. I have always enjoyed math classes, and I like to study how things
are designed, which led me to decide on engineering as a future career. I think the creative
designing of amusement park rides would be an incredible job; restoring old vehicles
mechanically and updating the bodywork would be interesting, too. I plan to apply for college
internships in both areas. After visiting the University of Alabama Engineering Day and learning
about all the career paths in Engineering, I am confident with my choice of study. After I
graduate college, I plan to pursue a position with Walt Disney Imagineering or an auto-related
career like motorsports or vehicle restoration. I will always remember the strong work ethic and
values my family has instilled in me. During high school, I took the challenge of a rigorous
academic schedule and maintained a 3.9-grade point average non-weighted and a 4.75-grade
point average weighted. I applied to and was accepted to ten universities but ultimately chose to
attend the University of Alabama to study Engineering. I will continue this same hard work ethic
through college to meet my career goal of becoming an Engineer. I am thankful for the
Scholarship award; it will greatly benefit me as I pursue my degree.

Georgia $1,000. Scholarship

    Will McNeely of Bartow, GA

Son of Beth & Adam McNeely
Grey Bomber Outdoors, Inc.,  Bartow, GA

Thank you so much for the Joe Allen Memorial Scholarship.  It is such an honor and is greatly appreciated.  I will use it while attending college at Augusta University. I will be continuing my academic and football career there.  I plan to obtain a Masters in Business Administration and go on the Pharmacy school in hopes of one day following in my mother's footsteps and owning a pharmacy.

Georgia $500. Scholarship

  Emma Lynn Coleman of White Plains, GA

Daughter of Amy and James Coleman
Granddaughter of Nita and William Coleman
Plains Logging Company – White Plains, GA

My goals after high school consist of going to college and getting a degree to come back and work in my family's business. In the fall I am headed to Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. I plan to get my bachelors degree in accounting and then, after taking a gap year, go back and possibly do online to get my masters degree in accounting. My family owns Plains Logging Company in White Plains, and I plan to come back and work in the office. I have been working part time throughout high school and I know that getting my degree will only help me to understand more in order to do more with the company.

Georgia $500. Scholarship

   Hayden Godbee of Brooklet, GA

Son of Amy and Wes Godbee
Interfor,  Swainsboro, GA

Hayden is the son of Wes and Amy Godbee of Brooklet, Georgia where he attended Southeast Bulloch High School. He has been involved in FFA, Beta Club, Young Life and Brooklet United Methodist Church Youth Group. He has grown up around agriculture and forestry and enjoys working on his family’s farm where they produce peanuts, cotton, and cattle. He appreciates the outdoors and spends weekends on the family Tree Farm planting food plots, prescribed burning, hunting and fishing. Hayden plans to attend University of Georgia in the Fall and pursue a degree in Forestry.


2023 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Ava Kangeter of Pembroke, GA
Daughter of Christy and Doug Kangeter
A&A Timber LLC. and Gator Logging LLC    Pembroke, GA

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2022 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Jayla Justice of West Green, GA
Daughter of Suzan and Justin Justice  - Justice Enterprises, Inc.  Douglas, GA
Granddaughter of Linda and Mike Justice

Jonah Durrence of Glennville, GA
Son of Ginger and Clint Durrence  -Wilson Brothers Timber Company - Glennville, GA
Grandson of Joy and  Ricky Wilson

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2021 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

FLORIDA $500 SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Lands, Palatka, FL
Daughter of Leigh Anne & Chris Lands   - Bates, Hewett & Floyd Insurance

 

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Matt McNeely, Bartow, GA
Son of Beth & Adam McNeely - Grey Bomber Outdoors, Inc.

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2020 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

FLORIDA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Grace Galbraith, Lee, FL
Daughter of Jessica & Shawn Webb   -CF Webb & Sons Logging, LLC.
Granddaughter of Judy & Coye Webb

 

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Sadie Wicks, Roberta, GA
Daughter of Maria & Jason Wicks Hammock-Wicks Timber, Inc.
Granddaughter of Sandra & Lamar Hammock

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2019 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

FLORIDA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Landon D. Conner, Hilliard, FL
Son of Amy and Gannon Conner   -TimberMaxx Logging, LLC
Grandson of Joan and Donnie Conner

 

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Bryce Lee Floyd, Forsyth, GA
Son of Jennie & Mark Floyd  -  Monroe Timber Co., Inc.

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2018 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

FLORIDA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Jada Conner, Hilliard, FL
Daughter of Jamie and Jana (Geiger) Conner
Conner & Conner Inc.

 

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Erin McDonald, Marshallville, GA
Daughter of Scott and Darlene McDonald - Safety On Site, Inc.

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2017 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

FLORIDA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Lawton Carter, Gainesville, FL
Son of Wesley and Jenny Carter

 

GEORGIA $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Harley Durrence, Glennville, GA
Daughter of Clint and Ginger Durrence
Granddaughter of Ricky & Joy Wilson


2016 BART ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

William Donaghy  - Middleburg, FL 
Son of Leanne and Hugh Donaghy
Grandson of Anita and Jerry Padgett