Don Blevins Memorial Award
This scholarship was established by the Dickinson State College Basketball teammates of Don Blevins. Don was killed in a fatal automobile accident in California in 1972 while serving his country in the United States Marines.
Don grew up on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and attended high school in Fort Yates, North Dakota. He was named 1964 North Dakota High School Athlete of the Year in his senior year and was considered one of the most versatile athletes of his era. In addition to competing and excelling in football, basketball and track in college and high school, he was also an outstanding rodeo contestant.
After graduation from college in 1969, Don coached at Salem, North Dakota, prior to entering the Marines.