James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship

James Patterson Scholarship

James PattersonThe Patterson Family Foundation funds James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students that are studying education and are committed to teaching careers. The scholarship covers tuition and related expenses. It is awarded based on financial need and the potential to become leaders in education.

Patterson, author of the best-selling Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club novels, first funded scholarships in the university's Reich College of Education in June 2012.

For the Patterson Scholars, it has turned a dream of going to college into a reality.

We are honored to have the Patterson Scholars as a part of our Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES).

Patterson Scholars were featured in the Appalachian Magazine in 2013! Learn more 

Meet the Patterson Scholars

Meet the Patterson Scholars who plan to become tomorrow's teachers.

Current Scholars

Kathryn Bast
Kathryn Bast
Freshman
Elementary Education
Lenoir, NC
Bryan Doolan
Bryan Doolan
Freshman
Special Education
Mooresville, NC
Audrey Jones
Audrey Jones
Freshman
Elementary Education
Roanoke, VA
Hunter Koch
Hunter Koch
Freshman
Art Education
Chapel Hill, NC
Adam Ortega
Adam Ortega
Freshman
English, Secondary Education
Wilmington, NC
Lexi Stone
Lexi Stone
Freshman
Special Education
Lumberton, NC
Matthew Thifault
Matthew Thifault
Freshman
Special Education
Monroe, NC
Savannah Washco
Savannah Washco
Freshman
Elementary Education
Hickory, NC

Former Scholars

Jordan Amos
Elementary Education
Graduate School at Appalachian
Brandy Booe
Elementary Education
Anna Carpenter
English, Secondary Education
Troy Colvard
History, Secondary Education
Samantha Couch
Elementary Education
Chelsea Eller
Elementary Education
Nicholas Flippen
Special Education
Nicole Hoffman
English, Secondary Education
Nicole Iorio
Middle Grades Education
Judson McDonald
Spanish Education
Graduate School at Appalachian
Marissa Minnick
Elementary Education
Breanna Ramirez
Elementary Education
Hannah Robinson
History, Secondary Education
Hayley Sheffield
Middle Grades Education
Samantha Adams Smith
Elementary Education
Olivia Thompson
Middle Grades Education
Catherine Utley
Elementary Education