Patricia S. Davis Endowed Scholarship (SD0019)

In 1991, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Patricia Davis established the Patricia Davis Scholarship Fund and contributed donations that would support scholarships to non-traditional students at Texas State University.
Patricia Davis had many accomplishments. After graduating from high school in 1950 she attended Sam Houston State University, receiving her BS in Art and Education in 1954. She earned her Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from then Southwest Texas State. hl 1955, she earned her Texas Teacher’s Certificate and taught English and Art at Brazosport High School before entering the army. She enlisted in Officer Basic Training in 1959 and served active duty tours with the Public Affairs Division, US Army Europe, where she was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany and with the Army Security Agency, where she was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. She served in the Army for 20 years, earned many awards including the prestigious Army Commendation Medal and was one of few women of her generation to achieve the rank of Lt. Colonel. During her retirement she worked as a counselor, administrator, writer and editor. She was a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, a great storyteller, loyal friend and dedicated philanthropist.
Distributions from the endowment will be used to provide scholarships to students enrolled in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students;
  • Undergraduates should have a GPA not less than 3.0;
  • Graduate students must have completed six graduate hours in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies with a 3.5 GPA; and,
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference is given to a non-traditional female student.

College of Applied Arts, Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  2. In 500 words, how will your degree from the Department of OWLS help you achieve your goals?
  3. For graduate students only, will you be scheduled to take a minimum of six (6) hours in OWLS (CTE or OCED course prefixes) in the upcoming fall semester?