The Henry Patton Endowed Scholarships are awarded to students in electrical engineering or computer engineering from a bequest to the College of Engineering and Computer Science by Henry W. Patton II, the founder, president, and CEO of Acromag, Inc.
Henry W. Patton II pioneered the use of magnetic amplifiers for process measurement applications. As a young engineer, Mr. Patton realized the mag-amp’s potential for measuring low-level sensor signals and founded Acromag, Inc. in 1957 in Detroit, MI. As transistors became available, Mr. Patton adapted the technology for use in signal conditioning applications. Under Mr. Patton’s leadership and engineering expertise, Acromag quickly grew into a multi-million dollar international corporation, relocating to Wixom, MI in 1965. Henry Patton was a strong supporter of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Cooperative Education Program Advocate award from the university. Henry Patton passed away in 2003. However, his legacy will continue through the endowed scholarship program created in his name.
The Henry Patton Scholarships
The Henry Patton Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to students pursuing degrees in electrical engineering or computer engineering at the College of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Patton Scholarships may be awarded to students at all class levels, based on academic merit. For incoming freshmen, for example, the high school grades and ACT scores are important factors. Multiple awards of differing amounts are granted each year and are used toward tuition costs. No separate application is necessary.
Some Patton Scholarship awards are renewable beyond the first year, provided the recipients maintain a satisfactory cumulative grade point average and continue to be enrolled full-time in the electrical engineering or computer engineering degree programs. Other awards are non-renewable.