This scholarship was established by Scott Smith and his wife, Kristin Welch, to honor Scott’s longtime friend and mentor, H. James “Jim” Bourque, LSSU Class of 1956.   Jim was a member of the Men’s Laker Basketball team inducted into the LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.  This team averaged over 100 points per game prior to the 3-point line.  Since his time as a student Jim has continued to selflessly serve the university in many ways, including as a member of the LSSU Foundation Board since 1986.  Jim served as the Foundation Board Chair from 1996-2000 during which time the Foundation had its first and subsequent million dollar fundraising years.  His strong commitment to the success of Lake Superior State University continues.  This scholarship will honor a Laker basketball player who exemplifies Jim’s commitment to leading with integrity and courage, and helping teammates and those he’s mentored realize their potential.