Officer Jim D. Swint was born on January 17, 1961 in Lima, Ohio. He was a 1979 graduate of Lima Bath High School and subsequently joined the Marine Corps in which he served for seven years. After completing two enlistments he became a member of the Brunswick Police Department.
In public service Jim found a purpose. He believed in helping others and was willing to sacrifice himself to protect his country and community. Patrol Officer Jim D. Swint died in the line of duty on October 01, 1990.
The Officer Jim D. Swint Scholarship Fund is a living memorial. At the time of his death Jim was attending Southern New Hampshire University; to him education was the way to help him better serve the public.
This scholarship fund will annually award one (1) $1000.00 scholarship to a student pursuing a college education in a field of public service. This award will be announced each May. After the student successfully completes the first semester of school and continues his or her college education, a check will be forwarded to the college in the name/account of the recipient.
Successful applicants for the Officer Jim D. Swint Scholarship must:
- Attend Brunswick High School or attend Maine Vocational Region 10 as a Brunswick student
- Study an area of public service; a field which will benefit the public by supplying an essential commodity or service, i.e. transportation, law enforcement, teaching, nursing, etc.
- Maintain an academic average of B- or better
- Complete the required essay on “Public Service”
This scholarship is intended for students with some financial need. Each applicant must complete a financial form and application, available at the Brunswick High School Guidance Department.
Applicants must complete the application and an essay of not more than 250 words on the subject of “Public Service.” The application must be signed by the student and his or her guidance counselor and returned to the Brunswick High School Guidance Department.