Dustin Petersen Memorial Scholarship

The Dustin Petersen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by the friends and family of FVCC student, Dustin Petersen, following his untimely death. The scholarship supports freshman students entering FVCC’s Radiologic Technology Program and honors Dustin’s character, personality, and love of life. Applicants must write an essay on how they embody the characteristics of Dustin to be reviewed by a clinical instructor, medical director, program director, or FVCC representative.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Dustin Petersen loved Montana, for the people and for the outdoor activities that were very much a part of his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed a variety of sports including golf, softball, and “boarding” on both water and snow. His family and friends knew him as a loving, generous man with a positive, open-minded approach to life. The fact that Dustin was an organ donor and that many people’s health was restored through his donations gives testimony to his generosity and concern for fellow human beings. He was an excellent student, working hard to master material that was hard for him, and always ready to help fellow students with both classroom and clinical work with unassuming generosity. His sincere concern for others endeared him to patients and coworkers alike, and he became one of the best known and most liked students in the Radiologic Technology program at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. As he grew in knowledge and experience, his calm confidence was an inspiration. It was obvious to all that knew him that he was going to be an exemplary technologist. Please discuss how you embody these characteristics exemplified by Dustin.
  2. Please explain your need for scholarship support.
  3. Give a brief account of your activities, community service and employment since high school.