This scholarship was established in 1999 to honor Patrick M. Gagliardi for his years of service to the 107th District as the State Representative from 1982 – 1999. A 1974 LSSU graduate, Pat received the LSSU Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1988. Currently, Pat is a legislative consultant for various organizations including LSSU. The scholarship benefits a full-time LSSU student majoring in Political Science who has earned at least 26 credits with a G.P. A. of 3.0 or higher.