About

From the DeVries Family

James Stuart “Jimbo” DeVries had many blessings in his life, one of which was the fortune of deep and lasting friendships. Throughout his childhood years in Meade County, his college years at Western Kentucky University and beyond, he valued friendship and family and enjoyed living his life with love and enthusiasm. In memory of our beloved “Jimbo”, a wonderful group of his WKU brothers decided to keep him alive in their hearts by doing something special in his name. This group of fine young men came together and established a scholarship fund to help young men and women pursue their education. Thus, the Jimbo DeVries Scholarship Fund began in 1999. This noble endeavor has succeeded beyond belief because of the hard work, dedication and determination of these young men. Our family can never express appreciation adequately, we can only say “thank you”, and please know you have a special place in our hearts and with Jimbo.” – Jim & Kitty DeVries, John & Kim DeVries, Boo & Ned Benson.

Scholarship Awards

If you are a qualified candidate for a Jim DeVries Scholarship and would like information on how to apply for an award, please contact us!

Meade County Graduate

A scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Meade County High School that will be attending Western Kentucky University in the fall.

WKU Walk-On Player

The Jimbo DeVries Outstanding Walk-On Award is given to a WKU football player annually and a donation is made to the program in that player’s honor.

Phi Delta Theta Pledge

A scholarship is awarded each semester to the Outstanding Pledge as voted by their fraternal peers.

Previous Award Recipients

Meade County Graduate

  • 2019 Grace Nevitt
  • 2018 Shelby Wilkins-Daley
  • 2017 Alyssa V Puente
  • 2017 Whitney K Hobbs
  • 2016 Taylor Cucino
  • 2015 Neeli A Rhoads
  • 2014 Matthew H Milay
  • 2013 Lindsey Fackler
  • 2012 Rebecca M Clark
  • 2011-2012 Chelsea Cummings
  • 2010-2011 Bliss Danielle Powers
  • 2009-2010 Brooklyn Louise Smith
  • 2008-2009 Lydia Marie Curran
  • 2007-2008  Nicholas Scott Schoenbaechler
  • 2006-2007  Lauren Pack
  • 2005-2006 Natalie Kay Wilson
  • Spring 2005 Andrea Hicks
  • 2004-2005 Samuel Ernst
  • 2002-2003 Ryan Inman
  • 2001-2002 Benjamin David Medley

WKU Walk-On Player

  • 2018 Ben E. Holt
  • 2017 Ben E. Holt and Deon Yelder
  • 2016 Stephon Brown
  • 2013 Nick Baisch
  • 2012 Garrett Schwettman
  • 2011 Nick Baisch
  • 2010 Cody Widelsk
  • 2009 L J Harbison
  • 2008 Dustin Boyer

Phi Delta Theta Pledge

  • Fall 2018 Noah Thompson
  • Spring 2018 Andrew Harrod
  • Fall 2017 Kaleb Perduw
  • Spring 2017 Cody Crume
  • Fall 2016 Jordan Tackett
  • Spring 2016 Bailey Dahlquist
  • Fall 2015 Connor Brown
  • Spring 2015 Grayson Rennegarbe
  • Spring 2012 Rocky Wix
  • Fall 2011 Travis Faulkner
  • Spring 2011 Alex Wade
  • Spring 2010 Jackson Pohlmann
  • Fall 2009 Brent A. Eberhard
  • Spring 2009 Derek Shackelford
  • Fall 2008 Zachary Prince
  • Spring 2008 James Daley
  • Fall 2007 Ryan Driskill
  • Spring 2007  Ernest Danny Mills
  • Fall 2006 James R. Lively
  • Spring 2006 Nathan Eaton
  • Fall 2005 Austin Shields
  • Spring 2005  Jared Hack
  • Fall 2004 Elliott Prince
  • Spring 2004 Aaron Spalding
  • Fall 2003 Ethan Thomasson
  • Spring 2003 Andrew Minnich
  • Fall 2002 Michael Butts
  • Spring 2002 Jeffrey Zoglmann
  • Fall 2001 Brandon Givens
  • Spring 2001 Terry Woodall
  • Fall 2000 Charles Gorecki
  • Spring 2000 Daniel Hickey

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