This scholarship was created by a gift from James Conway in memory of his friend, Richard Dick Wolfe, who graduated from Logan High School in 1951.
James Conway also graduated from Logan High School. He was characterized as focused on his studies. In the business world, his focus translated into an ascent to the top of the steel industry. After graduating from UW-La Crosse, James and his family moved to Ohio where he eventually became the President and controlling owner of the Marion Steel Company. Marion Steel was the last family-owned steel mill in the United States when James sold the company to Nucor Steel in a deal valued at over $110 million.
James never let his success cloud the memory of his roots. In 2008, after attending a “Ranger Rally,” James decided that his wealth could be put to good use in scholarships for graduating students.