Senior Christopher Allen Receives $1,500 Scholarship from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Christopher Allen, a history and secondary education major from Philadelphia, PA was awarded one of five $1,500 Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarships from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC).
The Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC) consists of 27 colleges and universities in the Delaware Valley, of which Chestnut Hill College is a member. The consortium sponsors an annual teacher job fair and awards scholarships for education students at member institutions.
Scholarship applications are judged on merit, defined as a strong academic record, excellent written communication skills, and genuine interest in and commitment to the field of teaching. The scholarship, created by the DVEC to reward students exhibiting excellence in the pursuit of education, is named after Hannah Amgott, the original chair of the Scholarship Committee.
In addition to his studies, Allen is the vice president of the History Club, a student ambassador, a SEARCH leader, a tutor in the writing center, and is a former FYI Peer Leader and resident assistant. He has also consistently made the Dean's List.
Christopher has also participated in the AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program, completing 300 hours of community service within one calendar year twice. Allen has been inducted into a variety of honor societies during his time at Chestnut Hill, and holds leadership positions in Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and Kappa Delta Epsilon, and is the president of Phi Alpha Theta.