A scholarship fund has been created in memory of Jim Leonard, a legendary storm chaser who passed away in November 2014. A web page has been created on Jim Edds‘ website, another fellow storm chaser. Jim Edds and Greg Nordstrom helped put this together.
The scholarship is designed to help meteorology students at my alma mater, Mississippi State University.
Jim Leonard captured on video severe weather events including typhoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes for nearly 40 years. I remembered watching his videos on documentaries when I was younger. Seeing some of his work further fueled my interest in meteorology, and I am sure his work has inspired others. I’m happy to see that a scholarship was created in his honor.