DUBOIS – In order to support Penn State DuBois students, William and Nancy Allenbaugh of DuBois have established the William and Nancy Allenbaugh Scholarship.
The scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Penn State DuBois, who also have a need for funds to help cover college expenses.
The Allenbaugh’s have pledged their support to campus students in two ways. They will make an annual $5,000 contribution beginning this year. Additionally, they have bequeathed the campus a minimum of $50,000 in their wills, which will endow the scholarship in perpetuity.
William Allenbaugh is a Penn State DuBois alumnus and adjunct faculty member. He graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement and corrections. He then went on to earn his masters from Slippery Rock in 1990, and became a licensed psychologist in 1994.
Bill and Nancy opened a private practice together in 1995, with Nancy serving as financial director. The practice was dedicated to treatment of sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse and drug and alcohol treatment.
Bill has taught classes on human behavior related to drug use and sexuality at Penn State DuBois since 1994. Both Bill and Nancy have demonstrated strong support of the campus and students over the years.
They have volunteered for alternative spring break service trips to such places as Washington, D.C. and Arizona where they joined students in community service projects. They have also sponsored scholarships for summer youth programs on campus.
“Nancy and I have both seen rough times and know individuals who, due to financial reasons, were unable to follow their dream of college,” Bill said.
“We hope this scholarship will assist a deserving student in fulfilling their dreams of a college education. We also hope that the student will work in the social service field and dedicate their career to helping others help themselves in an honest, ethical, caring and non-biased fashion.”
Bill and Nancy met in high school and married in 1973. They have two adult children, Bill and Devany, and two grandchildren, Alexia and Madison.