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Patterson Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Programme de bourses d’études de Ia Fondation Patterson

The Patterson Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Patterson Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time U.S. and International Patterson Companies, Inc. employees.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Secondary school seniors (high school seniors) or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Also eligible are children of U.S. and International Patterson Companies, Inc. deceased employees who were employed and met the stated employee requirements as of the current program year’s deadline or up to 12 calendar months prior.

Children of Corporate Officers of Patterson Companies, Inc. or Foundation Board Members of Patterson Foundation or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply to this program.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Short essay detailing home family work/activity

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Patterson Companies, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,750 award in U.S. dollars. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a baccalaureate degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Patterson Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in mid-May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Patterson Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must also provide the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Clear photocopies of the following educational documents must be uploaded to your application
      1. Students currently or previously enrolled in an institution of higher education (university) must include the following documents:

    Academic record (transcript of grades) or all higher education course work, and Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.

      1. Current secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education (university) must include the following documents:

    Academic record (transcript of grades) for all secondary education course work completed during the past three years, and results of academic examinations.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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