Endowments & Scholarships
Patricia S. Cox Memorial Scholarship
(est. 1999) Patricia Sorenson Cox was born May 20, 1956, in Wilmington, Delaware. She grew up and attended schools in Ponca City, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1974. She was a student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she received a BM in piano performance in 1978 and a MM in vocal pedagogy in 1980. Following her time at Indiana University, Patricia had singing opportunities in both Princeton, New Jersey, and in Sunnyvale, California that brought credit to IU as a trainer of fine musicians.
In 1981, she was married to Neal Cox in Princeton, New Jersey, and the couple moved to Sunnyvale, California, where Mrs. Cox was employed as a research analyst for Dataquest for 15 years. In 1996 the couple moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, where Mrs. Cox was active in local music circles. She had been a member of the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church choir, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church choir, the Schola Cantorum and The Princeton Pro Musica.
She passed away in 1997, but her father sought to keep the memory of his oldest daughter alive by establishing this scholarship in her name. The scholarship is given annually to an undergraduate or graduate student studying classical piano or voice with a preference given to women.