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James Patterson Presidential Scholarship

Transforming Lives Through Literacy

April 2022

James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, has created a scholarship that covers the full cost of tuition and fees for full-time students. The Patterson Family Foundation has established scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at 15 colleges and universities across the United States, but this is the first to benefit community college students.  

Through the PBSC Foundation, the James Patterson Presidential Scholarship funds 20 full-time scholarships.  While eligibility targets students who are enrolled in English language arts or have expressed interest in pursuing careers in education, the scholarship is available to other full-time students as well.


Apply for the James Patterson Presidential Scholarship

The Application is currently closed. A link to the application will be posted once it reopens in November.


 

Mr. Patterson was formally introduced to Palm Beach State in 2019 when he headlined the College’s annual STEAM event. “I am stunned by this college,” Patterson told the luncheon attendees. “What they have done is really impressive. I can tell these are smart people. Palm Beach State has an impressive track record in molding students into becoming future leaders, and our scholarship helps to continue that legacy.”

PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has expressed her appreciation for Mr. Patterson. “This scholarship bearing the name of one of the world’s most revered authors is helping PBSC attract some of the brightest students in the county. Having James Patterson as a friend of the College speaks volumes for the progress that we have made in elevating Palm Beach State College to a level never before seen in the community college landscape.

James Patterson and PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D.

James Patterson and PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D.

 

Student Recipients of the James Patterson Presidential Scholarship

  • Claury Bazelias - Electrical Power Technology (AS) Major
  • Mariana Larreamendy Soler - Data Conversion - Undergraduate 
  • Carolyn Shahi - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Harrison Anchors - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Janet Clark - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Israel Charles - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Shane Dunn - Marketing Operations (CCC) Major
  • Clemente Gonzalez Felipe - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Fares Mansour - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Stefanie Stobbe - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Dominic Flacco - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Flolaine Francois - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Trinity Jackson - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Darlenis Medina Barbosa - Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Concentration (AS)
  • Sara Sullivan - Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Concentration (AS)
  • Edwin Ted Beckwith - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Imelda Cardenas - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Katherine Victoria Schulman - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Kennedi Duncan - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Dontae Russell - Associate in Arts (AA) Major
  • Alonso, Laura Virginia
  • Alvarez, Jose Jesus 
  • Anton, Andriana  
  • Antypas, Andreas Manfred Worra
  • Bacchus, Thuy-Tien Thi Nina An
  • Barrows, Walter Almer 
  • Cacique, Salma Judith
  • Desjardins, Rock Beethinlay
  • Estigarribia, Carolina Mathias
  • Jacobson, Sharry Danielle
  • Labranche, Ludnie Christina
  • Lauricella, Gabriella Marie
  • Murillo, Sara Lee
  • Robinson, Alice
  • Santos, Jonathan
  • Zhang, Tianhao

 

PBSC Student Recipients of James Patterson Presidential Scholarship

PBSC Student Recipients of James Patterson Presidential Scholarship

PBSC Student Recipients of James Patterson Presidential Scholarship with David Rutherford, PBSC VP of Advancement and Foundation Executive Director

PBSC Student Recipients of James Patterson Presidential Scholarship with David Rutherford, PBSC VP of Advancement and Foundation Executive Director

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