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.
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
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.