Patterson Foundation scholarships

The Patterson Foundation Scholarship Program provides college scholarships of $4,750 each to children and legal dependents, age 24 and under, of full-time Patterson Companies employees in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Renewable for up to four years, the Scholarship Program can provide as much as $19,000 for a full-time education at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. Students pursuing any course of study are encouraged to apply. An independent selection committee from Scholarship America, Inc. reviews the submitted applications and makes recommendations for awards each summer. Applying is easy and one in four applicants receive a scholarship.

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The application process for the 2024 program opens on February 14, 2024 and closes on March 29, 2024 at 3pm CT. There are no deadline exceptions, including malfunctioning software or technical issues, so please don't wait until the last minute to finish.

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Program details and application process

Program details:

  • Applicants can win $4,750 per year, renewable for 4 years by maintaining a 2.0 GPA ($19,000 total).
  • This scholarship award is only available to dependents of Patterson Companies employees. It’s unique to Patterson as a way to support ongoing education and advancement.
  • The award applies to two-year and four-year universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical colleges. Students can continue to renew the award after receiving an AA degree as long as they enroll in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • All undergraduate degrees and majors are eligible for the award.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors or college students, up to age 24.
  • Current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
  • The application is available online only. Students will need the following items to apply for the scholarship:
    • The parent or guardian’s employee ID number (located in WorkDay)
    • School transcripts
    • Community involvement and work history (like a resume, if applicable)
    • Financial aid information (FAFSA)
  • Students that applied in previous years but did not win are encouraged to reapply. Circumstances and the applicant pool change every year!
  • For nontraditional high school students or students with circumstances that have affected their academic performance or ability to participate in community activities, there is a section in the application dedicated to sharing this information for the evaluation team at Scholarship America, Inc.

Selection process:

  • Students must be dependents of Patterson Companies employees at the time of selection. After initial selection, students can continue to renew the scholarship even if the parent leaves the company.
  • Scholarship America, based in St. Peter, Minnesota, is entirely responsible for the review and selection of applications, and the disbursement of funds. The Corporate Office does not see any open or submitted applications, nor the information contained in the applications.
  • The program will utilize standard Scholarship America recipient selection procedures including the consideration of these four areas:
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership and participation in school and community activities
    • Work experience
    • Statement of career and educational aspirations and goals
    • Personal or family circumstances that might impact the above sections
  • Scholarship America uses financial need as a consideration after the evaluation step is complete. Financial need is considered only after the full application is reviewed for the focus areas listed above. 
  • Siblings of previous winners are not guaranteed a scholarship based on family relations alone.

Scholarship recipients

The board of directors is proud to announce the 2023 Patterson Foundation Scholarship recipients.