Minnie K. Patton Scholarship
The Minnie K. Patton Scholarship is one of many offered by the DCCCD to ensure that students who want a college education can achieve their dream regardless of financial status.
Minnie K. Patton was one of seven children who grew up impoverished in Oklahoma and could not afford a formal education. When she married James Patton, a Dallas oil man, she established a foundation trust fund to make sure others would not be denied an educational opportunity because of financial barriers.
The Minnie K. Patton Scholarship Foundation Trust provides financial assistance to students in colleges and universities across the nation.
In accordance with Mrs. Patton's will, eligible students must demonstrate their capacity and desire for their education, as well as their need for financial assistance.
Completed application packets will be submitted to an administrator of the Minnie K. Patton US Trust for final approval. Applicants or their spouses may not be employed by Bank of America Corporation or any of its subsidiaries.
Students enrolled at any of the colleges of the DCCCD who meet scholarship criteria are eligible for the award. The application deadline is the first Friday in June of each year; this year's deadline is June 7, 2013.
See the full requirements and download the application packet for the Minnie K. Patton Scholarship.