William and Nancy Allenbaugh
Bill and Nancy Allenbaugh have established the Nancy L. and William G. Allenbaugh, II Open Doors Scholarship at Penn State DuBois. Bill and Nancy met in high school and married in 1973. They have two children. Bill graduated from Penn State in 1973 with a bachelor of science in law enforcement and corrections. He received his master's in 1990, and became a licensed phycologist in 1994, opening his own practice, with Nancy as financial director. William also taught classes at the campus in the Human Development and Family Studies program.
"As an alumni and retired adjunct faculty at Penn State DuBois, I have observed and experienced the benefit of attending a great university in the middle of rural PA," Bill said. "Penn State DuBois has many graduates who stay in the local area and enhance our local community. Unfortunately, there are numerous talented individuals in the local area who, due to economic hardship, are unable to obtain a Penn State education without borrowing and long-term debt. Others give up their dreams, believing that they can’t afford it. We view this scholarship as an opportunity to 'pay it forward' and provide financial assistance to talented local individuals with financial needs. Our future is dependent on the education and skills of the youth of our community. This scholarship is our opportunity to assist the next generation in fulfilling their educational dreams which will benefit the entire local community."
The Open Doors Scholarship Matching Program triples the impact of endowed scholarships benefitting students enrolled in one of the five programs designed to help students earn their degrees, reduce debt, and excel at Penn State by matching the donor’s gift with a 2:1 permanent match. Minimum gift: $30,000, which becomes an endowment of $90,000 with Penn State’s match.