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Patterson Business Scholarship
John Hines Memorial Scholarship 
Kentucky Motor Transport Association Scholarships 
Robert Begley Memorial Fund 
Joseph Stephens Endowed Scholarship Fund
Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jeanie Gail Bowman Endowed Business Scholarship 
Bluegrass Compensation Association - Allen D. Engle Human Resources Scholarship
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Patterson Business Scholarship

The Patterson Scholarship was established in 1997 by Kermit and Opal Patterson, who both previously taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Kermit, specifically, in the School of Business.  The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in areas of study including General Business (e.g., Corporate Communications and Technology; General Business; Global Supply Chain, International Business), Management (e.g., Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management), and/or Marketing (e.g., Professional Golf Management, Marketing, Marketing Research and Analytics, Music Marketing).

All applications are carefully reviewed by faculty serving on the Patterson Scholarship Committee.  Minimum application qualifications include a competitive ACT composite score, a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA, and evidence of leadership activities.  Also considered will be the applicant's formal letter of application, professional resume, letters of recommendation, and transcript.  Selected Patterson Scholars will represent the School of Business in formal and informal settings at all times; they will participate in service to the School of Business; and they will engage in professional development activities.

If these qualifications and conditions are met, please complete this Scholarship application, including submitting all required documents (as explained at the end of the form).  Completed applications are due by March 1, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review process by April 15.  For the 2021-2022 academic year, selected students will receive $1,500 per semester, dependent on interest income.  If you have questions, please email Dr. Beth Polin (, Chair of the Patterson Scholarship Committee.

Selection Criteria
The following criteria are applicable for Freshmen, Transfer, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students: 

  • Student must declare major in any MMIB areas.
  • Student must have a minimum university GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Incoming freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must have attained a minimum composite ACT of 24.
  • Student must show evidence of leadership activities.

Renewal Criteria

  • Student must continue to be a declared MMIB major.
  • Student must maintain a minimum university GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must show evidence of leadership activities.

Renewal forms will be sent to present Patterson Scholars in February for the upcoming academic year.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete application at this link:   no later than March 1 of the year in which you submit the application.  Late applications will be considered only if funds allow.
  • Submit an official copy of your transcript, complete through the fall semester of your senior year of high school.  Transfer students must submit an official copy of their current transcript.
  • Submit a typed letter stating your reasons for wanting to attend EKU and major in one of the MMIB areas.  This letter should include any information not specified in your resume that you would like the Committee to know about you.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from such people as your principal, guidance counselor, teacher, or employer.
  • Submit a resume highlighting high school or university activities, as well as work-related activities.  Evidence of leadership should be emphasized.
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1 of the year in which you submit the application.  Late applications will be considered only if funds allow.
  • If you have any questions about this process, contact the MMIB Office at Phone 859-622-1377 or Fax 859-622-2359.

Kentucky Motor Transport Association Scholarships 

The Kentucky Motor Transport Association Scholarships will be awarded to students interested in Global Supply Chain Management on a competitive basis. Deadline to apply is March 1st.  Download and complete this PDF Application.

John Hines Memorial Scholarship 

Selection criteria to receive the scholarship includes: minimum composite ACT score of 21; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (based on a 4.0 scale); evidence of leadership and volunteer activities. Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors and transfer students interested in becoming a PGA member, as well as current PGA Golf Management students. Currently, this scholarship is unavailable. 

Robert Begley Memorial Fund

The scholarship shall be awarded to management majors who have expressed an interest to develop expertise in the operations and management of retail establishments. 

Joseph Stephens Endowed Scholarship Fund

For this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time at EKU and be in good academic standing at the time of awarding and throughout the term of the award, be pursuing a degree in Marketing, Management, Agriculture, or Professional Golf Management, and express a desire to pursue a career in a golf related profession. 

Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jeanie Gail Bowman Endowed Business Scholarship 

Preference shall be given to students who have attained sophomore or higher class status, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. With a selected major in Accounting (Public or Managerial), or Marketing, or Communication Studies, or an Education/Teaching emphasis in Business. The recipient must be a resident or high school graduate of eastern Tennessee or eastern Kentucky counties. 

Bluegrass Compensation Association - Allen D. Engle Human Resources Scholarship 
(Non-departmental, professional scholarship)

One $500 scholarship will be awarded in December to a chosen student.  Apply online at To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must have at least sophomore standing with a declared major or be a graduate student.

  • Must be majoring in human resources management, personnel administration/development or a related major or currently employed in human resources.

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must provide two letters of recommendation from instructors in your core curriculum.

The Bluegrass Compensation Association is an organization of human resources professionals committed to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of compensation, benefits and other rewards. We encourage students to pursue a career in the human resources profession by awarding a scholarship for study in the field. 

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