Prospective students from Kansas, Nebraska and other western states now have an added incentive to attend Truman.
A gift from Ann and Gary Patterson of Wichita, Kan., and their son, Tyler, has created a scholarship endowment with the Truman State University Foundation.
The Leone-Patterson Endowed and Annual Scholarship is designed for students from those states who have unmet need, have active involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities and a minimum high school grade point average of 3.25.
The scholarship will be utilized by the Office of Admissions as a recruitment scholarship to encourage students to attend Truman.
Ann (Leone) Patterson is a 1972 Truman graduate and serves as director of operations for the Patterson Legal Group in Wichita. Her husband, Gary, is the founder and managing partner of the firm. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Truman State University Alumni Association and has been an advocate for students attending Truman from her geographic region.
Tyler Patterson is a 2006 graduate of Truman and is a trial attorney with the Patterson Legal Group, representing accident victims and their families. He received an MBA degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from Washburn University.