From The DeVries Family
"James Stuart “Jimbo” DeVries had many blessings in his life, one of which was the fortune of deep and lasting friendships. Throughout his childhood years in Meade County, his college years at Western Kentucky University and beyond, he valued friendship and family and enjoyed living his life with love and enthusiasm.

In  memory of our beloved “Jimbo”, a wonderful group of his WKU brothers decided to  keep him alive in their hearts by doing something special in his name. This group of fine young men came together and established a scholarship fund to help young men and women pursue their education. Thus, the Jimbo DeVries Scholarship Fund began in  1999.

This noble endeavor has succeeded beyond belief because of the hard work, dedication and  determination of these young men.  Our family can never express appreciation adequately, we can only say “thank you”, and please know you have a special place in our hearts and with Jimbo."

-- Jim & Kitty DeVries, John & Kim DeVries, Boo & Ned Benson, Jimbo’s Family  

Scholarship Fund Balance


We would like to thank all of our donors and supporters for their continued participation!

15th Annual Golf Tournament

Save the Date!

Friday, October 25, 2013.

At Crosswinds Golf Course

      CLICK HERE for all the fun details!



Welcome to the website for The James "Jimbo" DeVries Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Jimbo DeVries Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to honor the legacy of the late James Stewart "Jimbo" DeVries. In October of 1995, our friend and “brother in the bond” drowned in a tragic diving accident.

Jimbo was raised in Meade County, KY. He attended Western Kentucky University from 1985-90, where he was a member of the football team and later the swim team. He served as President of Phi Delta Theta during 1987 and was a key contributor to the re-colonization effort.  His strong yet humble leadership can best characterize his tenure as president. He was the type of man you would want your own son to emulate.