Jim Bremer Memorial Scholarship Fund
As an honor student and Boy Scout, Jim was dedicated to his studies and his community. At the time of his death, Jim was about to start his Eagle Scout project. He loved boating, fishing, and playing soccer and baseball. History interested Jim and he enjoyed visiting historical sites, especially Revolutionary War and Civil War battle fields. Classmates remember Jim by his animated and likeable personality; once someone met Jim, chances are they would become good friends.
One classmate said: “When I think back on memories of high school, it is so easy to picture his face and feel the general good mood he invoked in everyone. He puts others before himself and always wanted to ensure his friends were taken care of. For instance, I as well as others spent countless times with Jim waiting to be picked up from the church bus stop. He refused to allow anyone to wait alone.”
Even as good a student, an athlete, a friend and a son Jim was, he made a poor decision to take his Father’s car without permission. Hurrying home, he ran off the road and hit a tree. After a battle of valor, Jim died the next day. When Jim received his driver’s license he decided to be an organ donor. Thus, even in death, he continued to help others. That is why this scholarship was established, not only to honor Jim, but more importantly to help those who need assistance in furthering their education.
The Jim Bremer Memorial Scholarship is available to a high school senior with an emphasis on academic achievement, need for financial assistance and community involvement.