Who Can Apply:
The James and Patricia Sood Scholarship was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers. It is awarded to a young adult student who is pursuing a degree and career in education.
After serving as an engineer in the US Navy and then having a successful career in business, James went back to school to follow his passion: teaching. He spent many happy years as a Professor of International Business at American University, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in the 1990s.
When James met Patricia in 1958, she was a junior high school English teacher. Patricia?۪s father was an elementary school principal, her mother an elementary school teacher, and brother a high school teacher (who married another high school teacher). After retiring to have a family, Patricia returned to the classroom as a preschool teacher when her three children were grown.
Both James and Patricia were avid readers and travelers. They belonged to a number of organizations in their retirement years that fueled their own passion for learning, and they gave back as mentors to students in their community.
Both James and Patricia had cancer, but that fact did not define them in the least. They were positive people who always lived life to the fullest, and they were grateful for all of their blessings. They were married for over 50 years. As their daughter, I am proud to offer this scholarship in their honor.
Deadline: March 1, 2018