Mr. Patterson was a leader in the promotion of alcohol prevention, repeatedly demonstrating his passion and leadership qualities while fighting for his cause - many times standing alone. He believed in accountability and in a world without the pain and suffering caused by alcohol abuse and addiction. Mr. Patterson hoped and believed his efforts would someday make a difference and change the attitudes and hearts of those who hold offices in our county, state, and country.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to Greenville, South Carolina high school seniors who are committed to volunteering in the community and living an alcohol and other drug-free lifestyle. Applications must be submitted by May 4th of every year. Recipients are announced sometime in May. GFP and the Greenville Safe Communities Coalition invite everyone who would like to contribute to do so and extend their thanks to each and every individual that contributes to the Roger H. Patterson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
This year’s recipient is Malynda Irene Coffman, a graduate of Riverside High school. Ms. Coffman plans to attend Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC to study pre-med.