Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship deadline is Tuesday

The Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship awards a Salem High School senior $1,000 toward continuing education. The scholarship deadline application is Tuesday, April 1.

Based on character, it is about honesty and integrity and kindness and compassion. This scholarship is dedicated in the memory of Dustin Marshall Huffman. This scholarship is intended to encourage others to respect life, work hard and help others as Dustin did. As fellow student Dana Ackerman wrote in her letter dated July 4, 2009, “The world needs more Dustins.”

Honest, kind, generous, and humble describe Dustin Marshall Huffman. He was pure goodness with a touch of ornery. He had a smile that warmed the hearts of everyone, whether you were a friend or just a passerby. And anyone who needed help knew they could count on Dustin, day or night.

Dustin Marshall Huffman, 17, of Salem, died at 1:47 p.m. on June 30, 2009, from injuries sustained in an accidental fall at Beaver Creek State Park.

Born Aug. 21, 1991, in Alliance Community Hospital, he was the son of David Huffman and Michelle (Clark) Huffman.

Dustin was a senior at Salem High School, where he excelled in sports and was an outstanding track athlete. He starred in track, cross-country, weightlifting and excelled in anything he attempted. Dustin went to the state championship with his track team where they won first place in the 800 meter relay, taking home a gold medal and attaining the status of All Ohio athletes.

This link is a video of this accomplishment winning the state title:


Dustin’s families and friends love and miss him dearly. They are working hard to develop the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship into one that will sustain itself in perpetuity; encouraging others to have the same positive attributes as that of Dustin and keeping his memory alive.

In order to be awarded the scholarship, applicants must have completed the application process which should include:

– Fill out the application which is available at dustinhuffmanmemorialscholarship.org/application.htm.

– A one page paper on “LIFE.”

– Letter of recommendation from a school official.

– Letter of recommendation from a volunteer or religious organization.

A face to face interview will be scheduled for all eligible applicants.

For more information call: 330-333-0102.

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