Past Winner

2018 Jim Johnson Scholarship
Daniel Martinez


The winner of the Jim Johnson scholarship for 2018 is Daniel Martinez from Dodge City, Kansas.

Daniel graduated from Dodge City High School in May and will be attending Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS.

He plans to major in Physics and then transfer to Wichita State University to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Martinez would like to use his degrees to improve utilities in areas where electricity is unreliable and well as to explore and improve upon renewable energy.


The scholarship was established to honor Jim Johnson, of the key individuals who helped start the High Plains AMS/NWA chapter in 1996. Jim’s career spanned several decades, first with the U.S. Air Force, and then with the National Weather Service (NWS). Jim retired as a NWS Lead Forecaster from the Dodge City, Kansas office in September 2006.