Alexa Jane Dzintars Memorial Scholarship

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life”  –Elsie de Wolfe


Alexa Dzintars lived her life by this motto and made the world a more beautiful place through her creative talents and how she treated others.

The goal of this scholarship is to honor Alexa’s legacy by supporting others who share her passion to make the world a more beautiful place.

Alexa had the soul of an artist and her passion in life was to make everything around her more beautiful. The first thing one would notice about Alexa was her dazzling blue eyes, that would often look off in the distance as if she was seeing beyond this world.  She had a presence of kindness that could instantly provide comfort. Observant and selective with words, she was more prone to showing her love through her actions. Her intelligence and humor was exhibited in her writings and sharp wit.  She loved creative puns, which she shared only with those close to her, as she had no need to be the center of attention.

Alexa grew up in Rapid City, the youngest of four sisters.  She attended Stevens High School where she played cello, making All State orchestra.  For a senior art project she and a fellow student painted a mural representing the Black Hills inside the school’s south entrance. She also played on the Stevens volleyball and golf teams. Outside of school, she liked to water ski, snow ski, hike, and cuddle with the family Goldendoodles, and care for a variety of other pets.

She attended Montana State University, first as a science major, then switching to art to satisfy her passion. While at MSU she participated in orchestra and the sisterhood of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She also found satisfaction in participating in volunteer work at the Human Society and local food bank. She continued living in Bozeman because of the beauty of the surrounding mountains, the welcoming Bozeman community, and the camaraderie of her co-workers at the Seven Sushi Restaurant where she was working at the time of her death.

Alexa always maintained her artistic pursuits saying, she was happiest when she was using her hands to create, and she did so using any medium a project called for while providing her own artistic flair.

Alexa’s life was cut short at the age of 25, after being hit by a drunk driver while she was riding her bike home from work on Dec 14, 2019.

Her family and friends wish to honor her memory by awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating senior at Stevens High School who exemplifies the same characteristics of living a soulful and intentional life full of compassion, caring, and creativity.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Current senior at Stevens High School enrolled in art or music classes.
  2. Anticipated completion of high school diploma at time of application
  3. Planning to pursue education (preferably in music or art) at an accreditedpost-secondary institution.

Applications for this scholarship are due by April 15.