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Patricia and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott

(OXFORD, Miss.) – Patricia Lott and her husband, former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, visit the University of Mississippi campus for an Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy Rose Garden ceremony honoring Mrs. Lott.

The recent program recognized the council scholarship created in her name by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Originally established in 2005, the Patricia Thompson Lott Council Scholarship is designated for public policy majors in order to nurture strong leaders for the state and nation. Donors to the scholarship include Sen. Lott, Bill and Donna Gottshall, Guy and Sis Hovis, and Senate Secretary Gary Sisco and his wife, Mary Sue.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the OMWC attracts private gifts for scholarships that assist young women and men, who also benefit from mentoring and leadership training.

To learn more about the OMWC, establish a scholarship or make a gift to an existing scholarship, please visit


Online gifts for the 2024 calendar year should be made no later than noon on December 31, 2024.  Checks by mail will need to be postmarked by December 31 to be counted in the 2024 calendar year.