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Scholarship Essay Contest Announced by William Gary Allen, North Carolina Real Estate Developer

Real estate developer William Gary Allen of Charlotte, NC, is offering a $1,500 scholarship to be awarded in the "Home of the Future" essay contest.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- William Gary Allen, a long-time North Carolina real estate developer and philanthropist focused on supporting education, is offering one winning essayist a $1,500 scholarship. Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. are eligible for the "Home of the Future" content award.

Additional criteria include a major or focus in architecture, civil engineering, environmental services, city planning or related fields, and a 3.0 minimum GPA. The deadline for entry submission is October 31, 2014.

Students are encouraged to describe their visions of the kind of place they would like to call home in the future, whether as renters or homeowners. Suggested topics include accessibility, green and sustainable building methods, community amenities and technology.

"I'm proud to be in a position to offer this scholarship to deserving students," says Gary Allen. "It's theme is very much in alignment not only with my own career experience, but also with my support of education." Allen has made several education-related philanthropic donations throughout his real estate development career, including the largest individual donation to the Governor Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also has supported The Carter Center, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more than 40 years, Gary Allen's companies have developed luxury communities throughout the Southeastern United States. His premier communities are focused on waterfront properties and are known for their exceptional amenities and infrastructure, such as luxury clubhouses and marinas.

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