Jed Allen

Jed Allen Memorial Scholarship

The Jed Allen Memorial Scholarship is in honor of James “Jed” Edward Allen, beloved English faculty at Phoenix College (1999-2012). During his tenure at Phoenix College, Jed served as Director of the Creative Writing Program for five years.

James “Jed” Allen is remembered by students and colleagues alike as a kind-hearted teacher, poet, and musician. Jed taught creative writing and English at Phoenix College (PC) for more than 13 years. His love of words and music were a gift he gave to friends, family, students and the community. He published a book of poems titled “Fear of Algebra,” and performed with several musical groups, including The Blues Connection.

When Jed passed away in 2016, colleague Elizabeth Saliba was looking for a way to honor Jed’s passion for teaching and writing. After careful consideration, Elizabeth settled on establishing a memorial scholarship in Jed’s name as a way to preserve his legacy at Phoenix College.