Mark K Ulmer Memorial Native American Scholarship Foundation
Mark K Ulmer Memorial Native American Scholarship Foundation
Mark K Ulmer Memorial Native American Scholarship Foundation

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A scholarship fund has been established to honor and benefit Native American youth in the name of Mark K. Ulmer, son of Sam and Nancy Ulmer of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mark Ulmer was a young man who dedicated his life to the service of others less advantaged than himself. He attended the University of Michigan and the Detroit College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and President of the Student Senate. Upon graduation, he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he worked as staff attorney for the Denver office of Indian Programs under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In this capacity, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream: working directly with American Indians. Other favorite activities included work with the Denver Indian Center which supports urban American Indians in Denver. Mr. Ulmer received the Center's Special Recognition Award posthumously for his active work for the Center. He also worked in favor of Wilderness on Wheels, which is building and maintaining a 12 mile long trail for wheel chair bound people in the Colorado mountains. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America and received their prestigious Commissioner of the Year award, which bears his name, in 1989.

Mark Ulmer died March 11, 1988, while crossing a snow-covered highway in Fraser, Colorado. At the time, he was preparing to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail, from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. In so doing, he was attempting to raise money for his favorite causes.

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