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Percy Allan Foundation Accommodation Scholarship

Application close: 14 Jan 2020, 11.59pm
Terms: Pays accom expenses for 4 years
Value: $24,000
Status: Open

Born in 1888 on Oxley Island in the Manning River district near Taree, NSW, Percy Allan was the son of a father who was a dairy farmer and hotel proprietor. Some years after his father’s death, Percy Allan and a brother moved to Sydney, where they owned several hotels. They also purchased a property at Richmond where they operated a dairy farm and bred stud cattle. During the 1930s and 1940s, they were successful exhibitors at the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show, showing AIS cattle. Percy Allan later leased a property near Mudgee, growing lucerne and running sheep and cattle, then, with his brother, ran a sheep and cattle property at Willow Tree. After selling his share of the property to his brother, he purchased two sheep and cattle properties in the Australian Capital Territory. In 1962, he sold these properties and bought a small orchard at Pialligo in the ACT, which he worked until forced to retire following a heart attack. Mr Allan died at the age of 90, leaving a substantial part of his estate for the purpose of public education in agriculture and associated subjects. Scholarships to enable students of limited means from country areas of New South Wales to undertake full time agriculture-related studies are a lasting memorial to the late Percy Allan.