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.
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.
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