Thursday, May 31, 2012

Donation aims to fund education goals for generations to come

A large donation means that generations of Duchesne County residents have the ability to pursue their higher-education dreams, Utah State University – Uintah Basin officials said. 

The Huish Family Foundation recently gave $150,000 for the Robert D. and Areva L. Huish Scholarship. The foundation also donated proceeds from stock dividends into the scholarship account. 

What that means is a perpetual fund will provide scholarship help for generations of students to come who are pursuing an education or nursing degree. 

The scholarship is for students attending USU-Uintah Basin who are Duchesne County residents. Preference is given females and Ute Tribe members who are in need of financial assistance. 

“We can't say enough about how much that benefits our students,” said Bob Peterson, director of student services for USU-Uintah Basin. “The Huishes are one great example of local donations helping local students stay here in the Basin.” Uintah Basin Standard