Welcome to Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Connecting People Who Care to Causes that Matter.

The BHACF provides philanthropic leadership to build community endowments to invest in people and solutions that positively impact the Black Hills area.

The Patterson Scholarship is a one year up to $2,500.00 scholarship.


The Patterson Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support Custer High School students who aspire to further their educational careers in a 2 or 4 year accredited program and have a financial need. Tom Patterson believes in rewarding the perseverance of students who have overcome difficult challenges to accomplish their goals in life.

The Patterson Scholarship is a 1 year scholarship of a possible $2,500 to be awarded over 2 semesters.

1) Current high school senior at Custer High School
2) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
3) Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution

Applications for this scholarship are due by May 1. All elements of the application, to include the recommendations, must be received by the deadline.