Panola College is proud to announce the establishment of the Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Elvin Ross and the Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Trust in memory of her only son, Daniel Lloyd Ross.

Daniel Lloyd Ross was born on December 19, 1942 in Carthage, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Elvin H. Ross. At the age of three, Daniel Lloyd’s artistic talent was recognized by his parents. They encouraged him to draw whatever he found interesting. His early drawings captured life on his parent’s farm. This God given talent continued to develop through his public school years in Carthage. Following graduation in 1961, Daniel Lloyd pursued a degree in commercial art at the University of Texas. While at U.T. he made numerous artistic contributions to “The Daily Texan,” the student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin. In 1965 he received his BA degree graduating with honors.

Daniel Lloyd was hired by Stan Richards and Associates, a highly prestigious commercial advertising agency based in Dallas, Texas. He worked for the firm for several years before starting his own business. Mr. Ross died on January 13, 1975 at Baylor Hospital from complications following surgery.

“We are grateful to Mrs. Frances Ross and the Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Trust for establishing this scholarship,” said Dr. Van Patterson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “The need for financial assistance continues to grow as more and more students choose to attend college as a way to improve their economic futures. This is the second scholarship valued in excess of $100,000 that Panola College has received from Mrs. Ross. I have had several conversations with Mrs. Ross, and her determination to help others improve their lives is a great example for all of us.”

TheDaniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore student. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need. The selection of the recipient will be made in the spring each year. Applicants should contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at Panola College, 903-693-2029.