Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for African American students who have earned a minimum of 70 hours, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and are active in campus affairs.
The Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship is named after the first black student to graduate from NIU. Fanny Ruth Patterson earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1915 and was known as a brave innovator at Northern.
- Black Alumni Council, in honor of Fanny Ruth Patterson
- Supplemental Questions
- Submit a 500-word essay on the importance of obtaining a college degree.
- Upload your unofficial transcript(s).
- 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.