The scholarship is awarded to a freshman business major at Northwestern State with first preference given to a Natchitoches Parish resident. The recipient must have a 3.0 high school grade point average and maintain a 2.3 average at Northwestern.
Pat Todd Sr. earned a degree in business administration at Northwestern State. While at Northwestern, he was a member of Phi Kappa Nu Fraternity and took part in Pi Kappa Phi activities. He was in ROTC and was a member of the NSU swim team and the gymnastics team.
Todd was a member of the Natchitoches Parish Police Jury. He was business manager for the W.T. “Pat” Todd Texaco Distributorship in Natchitoches from 1963 until 1972 and was owner and operator of Pat S. Todd Oil Company from 1972 until 1991. He was a member of the board of directors and past president of the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association and received the President’s Award for distinguished service.
A former scoutmaster, Todd was a member of the Gordon Peters American Legion Post 10 for many years. He served as commissioner of public safety for the City of Natchitoches from 1972 until 1976 and was councilman at large from 1976 until 1980.
Todd was a former member of the board of directors of Exchange Bank and Trust of Natchitoches. He was chairman of the Cane River Waterway Commission, president of the Natchitoches ParishPort Commission, president of the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club and the Natchitoches Parish Chamber of Commerce. Todd also served assecretary of the Correction Facilities Corporation for the state of Louisiana. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches.
Donations may be made to the Pat S. Todd Sr. Scholarship at the NSU Foundation, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497. Donors should indicate the contribution is for the Todd Scholarship. For more information, call (318) 357-4414.