Jim and Barbara Blaine Scholarship
Fund Background: The Jim and Barbara Blaine Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Blaine. James S. Blaine was born in Mott, ND where he attended school through high school. He participated in sports and musical groups. He graduated from Jamestown College in 1962, and did additional work at Black Hills State College and North Dakota State University. His teaching and coaching career included positions at Bowbells, Langdon, and Century High School. He coached football, basketball, and track. At Century High School, Jim taught algebra, geometry, and physics. He was active in Science Olympiad, and coached sophomore boy’s basketball and junior varsity girl’s basketball. He retired from teaching in 1995.
Barbara Ann (Gunderson) Blaine grew up on a farm near Hitterdal, Minnesota. She graduated from Hitterdal High in 1960 and Moorhead State University in 1963. She later earned a Master’s Degree from North Dakota State University in 1970. Barbara’s teaching career spanned 33 years and began in Watford City, North Dakota. She also taught at Mandan High. She began her counseling career in Langdon, and in 1979 became a guidance counselor at Century. Barbara was also student council advisor, senior class advisor, Knowledge Master Open coordinator, and Horatio Alger Program coordinator. She retired from her education career in 1996.
The Blaines believe in the value of education. Century High School students and staff will always have a special place in their hearts.
Eligibility Requirements: Graduating seniors from Century High School may apply for the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who are descendants of present and former Century High School Staff. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 = A scale. Other criteria to be considered include a balance of academic achievement and co-curricular activities. The recipient must have attended Century for 2 of 3 high school years. Grants will be paid upon successful completion of the first semester/quarter of the student’s freshman college year.
Applications accepted January 1 - April 1 only. Applications received outside of this window will NOT be accepted.
Return completed application to:
Counselor of Century High School, 1000 E Century Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503