Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship

The Fanny Ruth Patterson fund will provide scholarship support for deserving students who embody the spirit of Fanny Ruth Patterson, the first black student to graduate from NIU. The preferred candidate: embodies the spirit of Fanny Ruth Patterson; has earned a minimum of 70 hours; has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; is active in campus affairs; and is a student is Black or African American descent.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a 500-word essay on the importance of obtaining a college degree.
  2. Upload your unofficial transcript(s).
  3. Confirmation is needed for membership in campus activities. Please supply the name and email address of the campus advisor of the organization of which you are a member.