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Tom Sturdevant Memorial Scholarship

Fund Background: The Tom Sturdevant Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 by the family and from memorials received at the time of Tom's death from a heart attack in January, 1990. At the time of his death, Tom was married and had three young children. He had been a teacher since 1980, teaching Physical Education at Bismarck's Pioneer Elementary School from 1986 to 1989, and from 1989 until his death was the Head Football Coach and taught Physical Education at Century High School. He wrote on his application to the Bismarck Public Schools, "One of the reasons I went into teaching was because I love young people."

Eligibility Requirements: The fund will assist a graduating senior from Bismarck Century High School. The recipient must be a student enrolled in grades 10-12 at Century High School, an athlete who plays above his potential and with “heart”, is involved with year round training, and participates in either football or track. The advisory committee will consist of Century High School Athletic Director and his appointees. The award will be made in the fall of each year.

Applications accepted January 1 - April 1 only. Applications received outside of this window will NOT be accepted.

Return completed application to

Principal of Century High School, 1000 E Century Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503

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