Patrick R. Robins Scholarship

Dr. Pat Robins of Missoula will be remembered as many things; an orthopedic surgeon, pilot, outdoorsman, devoted husband and father, and champion of conservation and the arts. In March 2013, Pat died of a brain tumor, but beginning in 2014 he will be remembered in perpetuity through the newly established Patrick R. Robins Scholarship in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

Pat and Kitte Robins

While medicine was Pat’s vocation, the arts were his avocation; he and his wife, Kitte, generously supported many arts organizations including the Missoula Symphony, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Children’s Theater, and the Montana Museum of Arts and Culture. The family enjoyed recitals, plays, and exhibitions at the University of Montana and in the Missoula community. Pat was a practitioner of the arts, as well, playing the trombone in a band with musicians from the medical community. He skillfully carved works of art in wood, clay and soapstone.

After Pat’s passing, a group of close friends spearheaded the effort to raise scholarship funds in Pat’s honor to benefit UMArts students. Today, the Patrick R. Robins Scholarship fund continues to grow. To make a gift in honor of Pat, please use the form below.

In his lifetime, Pat Robins considered the arts to be “good medicine.” Now, thanks to the generosity of the community who held him in such high regard, Pat’s enthusiasm for the arts will continue as his scholarship enables the artists and arts educators of tomorrow to thrive at the University of Montana.

To make a donation to the Patrick R. Robins Scholarship today, fill out the form below.