Nathan Prutzman Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship honors the memory of Nathan Paul Prutzman, a 1999 graduate of Fleetwood High School. Nate was very charismatic and possessed a unique ability to inspire others to do more with their lives. He related easily with people and had many friends from all walks of life. Nate often found fun in whatever he was involved with and enjoyed making people laugh. Nate held a wide variety of interests. He played soccer and golf, he loved cooking and he served his country in the military. In high school, one of Nate’s favorite subjects was drafting. After graduation, Nate pursued this interest further by majoring in architecture at the University of Texas in San Antonio. While studing and working in San Antonio, Nate came across a job opportunity to work in Kuwait. After working there for only a few months, Nate died in a car accident in May of 2005 at the age of 23. This scholarship honors Nate’s memory by impacting the lives of others, just as Nate did.

The purpose of the fund is to provide one or more scholarships to well-rounded graduates of Fleetwood High School who intend to continue their education after high school, with a preference given to students who excel in drafting. A secondary preference should be given to students who intend to further their education in the culinary or hospitality field; however, students pursuing any other field of study will also be considered. The applicants must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college, university or trade school. The ideal candidates will possess characteristics exemplified by Nate: students who inspire others to do better, bring joy to others, lead by example, are good citizens in school and in the community, and are involved in sports.

Applications will be available for interested students to pick up at the Fleetwood High School Counseling Office in February and March. Application deadline: April 1st.