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Bender - William S. Bender Memorial Scholarship

Established by Albert & Ethel Bender in remembrance of their brother William, who attended Western and was an all-around athlete. He enlisted in the Marines when WWII broke out and was killed in Iwo Jima on February 27, 1945 at the age of 23.

Awarded to a Montana student with leadership skills and high scholastic ability who excelled in extracurricular activities in high school.

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