Founded in 2012, The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund distributes meaningful awards to selected deserving employees, caddies, and dependents that clearly demonstrate a desire to further their post-secondary education, a commitment to the Patterson Club community, academic achievement, and financial need. More than $110,000 has been granted to deserving students.
The 2023 Application is now closed.
|The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund 2022 Recipients
|Joaquin Bianchi, Assistant Tennis Pro
Joaquin is a student at the University of Texas at Tyler working on his BBA in Marketing.
"First of all, I want to say that I’m extremely thankful to The Patterson Club and all its members for selecting me to receive this award. This scholarship is going to have a huge impact in my life since I’ve been struggling to afford school and thus, I was unsure if I could graduate on the estimated date. With the help of The Patterson Club, I will now be able to graduate on May 2023 and I couldn’t be happier about it. Working at The Patterson Club has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to be back next summer." - Joaquin
|Benjamin Carter, Waitstaff
Ben is attending the University of Connecticut to pursue an undergraduate degree with an expected graduation in 2025. He is studying Water Resources within the Department of Natural Resources.
"The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund will have a significant impact by reducing the cost of my tuition. I want to send my greatest appreciation to the selection committee for this privilege. I also want to thank the food & beverage team, culinary team, and management for creating a productive and exciting working environment." - Ben
|Maddy Crawford, Lifeguard
Maddy Crawford is a second-year undergrad student studying Mathematics and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of both the Washington University Dance Theatre and Dance Collective and is an avid member of the Performing Arts Department on campus.
Jean-Pierre (JP) Delaugère, Waitstaff
JP is a senior at Western Connecticut State University, majoring in Biology with a planned graduation date of spring 2023. He will continue his education in graduate school studying for a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.).
|Katie Gjelaj, Waitstaff
Katie is a sophomore at Northeastern University. She is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Fintech and a minor in Economics. She will be graduating in May of 2025.
"I am grateful to the membership and The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund Committee for their generous financial support. Working as a server for several months this year was a great experience that I will always remember." - Katie
|Nathaniel T. Kwait, Lifeguard
Nathaniel is a freshman at LeMoyne College with a major in Communications and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is also an athlete participating in the Division II swim team. He has been working at The Patterson Club as a lifeguard for three seasons since starting in the summer of 2020.
"I am grateful for the opportunity given by The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund Committee to continue my education with a lessened financial burden. Through working, I have made friendships and meaningful connections with my coworkers. I am looking forward to working at Patterson this coming summer season." - Nathaniel
Avery attends the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce studying Marketing and Finance with a track in Strategic Brand Consulting. She will work in consulting following a spring 2023 graduation.
"The Patterson Club Scholarship eases the financial strain on my family, affording me the opportunity to attend my dream school. I am so grateful to be at UVA, where I am constantly surrounded by people who push me to be the best version of myself." - Avery
Grounds & Facilities - Avery's dad, Mike, is the Facilities Superintendent
|Peter Tavella, Caddie
Peter attends Keiser University in West Palm Beach in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Golf Management.
"My family and I would like to thank The Patterson Club for supporting my career goal to work in the golf industry. I am honored to be selected and grateful for the generosity of the Club membership in creating a scholarship for students like me.
My work at Patterson has opened many doors for me, including an opportunity to caddie at several Pro-Am tournaments. I am looking forward to another successful summer at The Patterson Club." - Peter
|Samantha Yepes, Pool Director & Junior Events
Samantha attends the University of Bridgeport and will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Business in the spring of 2024.
"This is the second year I have been a recipient of The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund and to say that I am grateful would be a huge understatement. This scholarship has changed my life. If I had not been awarded it, I would not be able to continue my studies full-time.
I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself. Working at The Patterson Club daily, I can take the lessons from school that week and apply them directly to my job. I am learning how to balance work and school and becoming the best manager to the summer staff that I can be. I get to encourage them on their journey because I am right there alongside of them. Thank you to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Patterson Club Scholarship Fund Committee, the membership, and my work family, who encourage and support me every day." - Samantha
The 2021 Scholarship Recipients