BELFRY, Ky. – A new scholarship was available for engineering students graduating from Belfry High School (BHS) this year through the James (Jim) W. Stultz Scholarship fund.
The scholarship will be presented during Senior Award night and will be held until the selected graduate presents a college class registration to the school. When the graduate presents the registration, he or she will be awarded with a $1,000 check.
Jim Stultz graduated from Belfry High School in 1958. Stultz was an active student, football player and class president. His athletic success earned him a spot in the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Stultz was inducted to the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.
Following high school, Stultz earned a degree from Tennessee University in Nuclear Engineering . Stultz then earned a master’s degree at the University of California in Mechanical Engineering.
After college, Stultz pursued a career in the space industry where he spent over 35 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which was a joint venture between Cal- Tech and NASA. Stultz also published more than 11 articles and did presentations on thermodynamics.
Stultz loved the area and Belfry High School. When Stultz passed away earlier this year at the age of 75, the James W. Stultz endowed scholarship fund was established at BHS by his family.
Contribution for the fund will be accepted at Belfry High School, Box 160 in Belfry, Ky., 41514.