The Mark K. Ulmer Native American ScholarshipFouindation announced that Tyus Grant, a senior at Meskwaki High School, and resident of Toledo, has won a college scholarship valued at $4,000. The award was made at the All West Native American Basketball Tournament.recently played in Denver, Colo.
Tyrus carried a grade point average of 3.04 over his high school career, and has been very active in athletics, school and community affairs. He plans a career in Physical Therapy and coaching after completing his studies at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
In making the award, Samuel K. Ulmer, chairman of the granting Foundation commented "Tyus embodies the determination and commitment to achieving a degree higher education that was a part of the base upon which our founndation was started. We are pleased to make this award and are confident that he wilsuceed."
(L-R)?Natallie Youngbull, speaker, Tyus Grant and Sam Ulmer, Foundation chair.
The Mark K. Ulmer Foundation was formed by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Ulmer after their son was killed in a freak accident in Fraser, Colo., 26 years ago. Mark was emploved by the Department of Housing an Urban Development as an attorney and worked with the Office of Indian Programs in many ways.
He and an associate, Dom Nessi, now with the Los Angeles Airport iin California were insturmental in starting the All Weswt Basketball Tournament in 1986. This was the 29th tournament since its founding.