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Allison Boyle England Scholarship Fund

At Red Barn Scholars, we believe that no student should be denied tutoring due to financial difficulties.

It is our honor to provide the "Allison Boyle England Scholarship Fund" for students in academic and financial need.

 

Allison lived her life as a true scholar. She lived a life of perseverance, rigor, and excellence. Born on March 12, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Allison England graduated from Myers Park High School in 2004. She was a standout honor student, all-conference cross country and track star, student body vice president, and homecoming queen. Her academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular achievements continued at Appalachian State University. While double majoring in Risk & Insurance as well as Finance & Banking, where she won the Outstanding Undergraduate Award, she was a proud member of Chi Omega and elected chapter president in her senior year. After giving a commencement address at her Business School graduation in 2008, Allison continued to serve her alma mater for another decade as a member of the Department of Finance, Banking, and Insurance Advisory Board as well as the Women in Financial Service Initiative, since its inception.

Professionally, Allison enjoyed a 12 year career at Bank of America where early in her tenure she met her husband, Chandler David England. It took many attempts for him to persuade her to take a chance on the co-worker in the cubical next door, but his persistence paid off and it quickly became clear to them and everyone around them that this was true love. They were married in 2014 in Blowing Rock, NC.

An avid long distance runner, she continued to race into adulthood, regularly competing in local events, triathlons and both the Charlotte and Chicago marathons.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Allison tackled her 8-year battle with brain cancer with the same strength and determination she displayed as a runner. In the midst of three surgeries and multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, she remained committed to her and Chandler's biggest dream, creating a family. In 2016, their prayers were answered when Allison gave birth to their daughter, Adelaide Constance whom they affectionately call Addie.

In the early hours of Thursday, May 21, 2020, Allison's long fought journey ended.

This very meaningful scholarship is reflective of the kind of person Allison was and her legacy will help fund tutoring for families experiencing financial hardships.

The "Allison Boyle England Scholarship Fund" will be provided by Ali's loving family in her memory.

Please use the "Contact" form to inquire about this scholarship opportunity.