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JB and Carolyn Allen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gypsy Harrill in memory of her parents.

John Allen was born in Bell County, Ky in 1923. He was a 20-year employee of Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, He was a member of the Caryville Lodge No. 665 F&AM, 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of Kerbela Temple and LaFollette Shrine Club. He was a member of the US Navy and fought in WWII. JB was a jack of all trades but he loved fishing the most. JB passed away at the age of 59 from bone cancer.

Carolyn Allen was born in Pruden, Ky in 1929. She worked in factories most of her life but in 1972 she went back to school at the Jacksboro Technology Center to become an LPN. She worked at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Middlesboro, Ky and at Lake City Hospital until it closed. She then worked for a Home Health Agency. Carolyn passed away at 80.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a music major.


Since 2008, $6,750 has been awarded to 22 students.