Patsy Ellis Roach Memorial Scholarship

The life of Patsy Ellis Roach was truly a testimony to the high ideal expressed in the creed of Zeta Tau Alpha that “love is the greatest of all things.”  Throughout her short years, Patsy was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, volunteer and friend.  Her sweet and caring spirit was filled with love for her family, her friends, her sorority sisters and her community.  In turn, she was beloved by all who knew her.  Patsy’s laugh was infectious and her enthusiasm boundless.  When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew it was a challenge she would meet.  She faced her fears with an optimistic determination which gave hope to her family and friends.  The prognosis for her future was excellent.

After her precious, valiant life was shortened by a senseless, violent death, the grief of family and friends became an expression of love when they founded a scholarship fund in her memory.  Contributions began pouring in from those whose life she touched and the Patsy Ellis Roach Scholarship Fund was established.  The scholarship is given to a qualified member of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Texas Christian University.   Qualifications are based on love and service commitment to sisters, friends and other members of the TCU and Fort Worth communities, academic dedication and demonstrated need.

Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Lauren Levi 2011-2012
  • Hannah McGrory 2010-2011
  • Tiana Hauber 2009-2010
  • Kate Heydenreich 2007-2008
  • Mary Nell Boyd 2006-2007
  • Meredith Hamilton 2005-2006
  • Lindsey Finken 2004-2005
  • Lauren Reiken 2003-2004
  • Kate Rosenberger 2002-2003
  • Leah Clary 2001-2002
  • Amanda Warren 2000-2001
  • Amanda Braaten 1999-2000
  • Jill Weimer 1998-1999
  • Lindsay Lohrke Johnson 1997-1998
  • Jennifer Longley 1997-1998
  • Kimberly Lawrence Zadala  1996-1997
  • Amy Godlewski Boyea 1995-1996
  • Jennifer Schooley 1994-1995
  • Ashley Watson Brown 1993-1994
  • Kristen Howell Kirmer 1992-1993
  • Kristin Albani 1991-1992