Created in 1996 by Dr. Kenneth and Carol Pitetti, this scholarship honors the memory of their son, James Kent Pitetti, who died at the age of 20. At the time of his death, he had just completed his second year at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was majoring in bio-physics while pursuing his love of flying and pitching for the Academy's baseball team.
Eligibility & Requirements
Be a graduating senior from Derby High School
Be in top 10% of graduating class
Have lettered in at least one varsity sport
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Derby High School in Derby, Kan., where James excelled both as a student and an athlete. The Wichita Community Foundation is responsible for the investment, administration and governance of the James K. Pitetti Scholarship Fund.
The application must be electronically submitted by noon on March 31, 2021. No exceptions.
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