Dixon Wightman Scholarship

The Dixon Wightman Scholarship was established in 2011 by Steve & Barbara Burian to honor Dixon Wightman, a longtime Bismarck Public School (BPS) teacher and Track & Field Coach.

The purpose of the scholarship will be to financially assist a senior or seniors from any Bismarck Public School to continue their post-secondary education. The award will be made to an athlete or athletes who generally exhibit solid moral character and strong academic performance. Preference will be given to a Century High School shot put, discus, weight, or javelin thrower.

The award will be made according to the following priority:

1. Bismarck Century High School shot put, discus, weight, or javelin thrower.
2. Bismarck High School shot put, discus, weight, or javelin thrower.
3. Bismarck Century High School track & field athlete.
4. Bismarck High School track & field athlete.
5. Bismarck Century High School cross country athlete.
6. Bismarck High School cross country athlete.

The Advisory Committee shall consist of the Bismarck Public Schools Athletic Director, Century High School Boy’s Track & Field Coach, Century High School, Girl’s Track & Field Coach, Bismarck High School Boy’s Track & Field Coach, and Bismarck High School Girl’s Track & Field Coach. This committee will make recommendations for the disbursement of awards from the Fund.