Current Winner

2023 Jim Johnson Scholarship
Bryce Aufrecht


The 2023 Jim Johnson scholarship was awarded to Bryce Aufrecht from North Platte, NE.

Bryce is currently attending Iowa State University.


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.