Patman Scholar

Patman Scholars

Patman Scholars show exemplary promise to become civic leaders and receive a scholarship that supports experiential learning opportunities and internships.

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Civic and Leadership Learning

Students will learn from active political professionals, elected officials, and civic leaders to build practical skills and increase democratic participation.

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Senior Fellows

Patman Scholars are paired with Senior Fellows who serve as mentors, helping them navigate a career in civic leadership.

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Civic Leadership Symposium

Each year, The Patman Center recognizes graduating Patman Scholars, welcomes incoming Patman Scholars, and thanks its Senior Fellows for their contributions and mentorship.

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Alumni Giving Back

We are grateful to Ambassador Carrin F. Patman and James V. Derrick, Jr. for their support of The Patman Center. Their investment in students embraces the opportunity to strengthen America’s democracy through civic and political engagement. What starts here changes the world.

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Ambassador Carrin F. Patman (JD ’82) and Jim V. Derrek (JD ’70)

The Patman Center for Civic and Political Engagement Established at LBJ School of Public Affairs

Nov. 9, 2023
Civic and political engagement is getting another boost at The University of Texas at Austin thanks to a generous new gift that will expand opportunities for students to strengthen America’s democracy.
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