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Bob and Areva Huish

Bob and Areva Huish loved the Uintah Basin.  More importantly, they were passionate about the people of the Uintah Basin.  For many years, Bob and Areva ran the family drug store in Roosevelt, Utah, where they met and helped people of all ages and walks of life.  Bob, his wife and parents were so dedicated to service in their drug store that customers often traveled great distances and were always able to find Bob or his father, Dave, to take care of their needs.

And the Huishes always wanted to give back, in some way, to the community they loved. 

In 2008, to honor her husband of 66 years who had passed away, Areva established the Robert and Areva Scholarship for female students attending the USU Uintah Basin campus.  Student recipients must be from Duchesne County and studying history or pursuing careers in nursing or other medical fields.  In the event there are no students who meet those qualifications, male or female students who are members of the Ute Tribe will be considered. 

Areva created the scholarship with a cash gift, but also provided for the scholarship in her estate plans.  When she passed away, she bequeathed to Utah State University shares of Ute stock.  The university receives quarterly distributions from the stock which is used to fund the annual scholarships.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2009. Since then, 164 students have benefitted from the generosity of the Huishes and received awards. 

A bequest is a great way to give back to your alma mater.  You can support scholarships for students, provide funding for faculty or give to a program you love.  It’s easier than you think.  Our Planned Giving website offers a wide variety of information to help you get started. Visit www.usu.edu/plannedgiving to find information that you can use to plan your will or trust.  You can even find an attorney who can help you, if you don’t already have one. 

To view a video of others who provided for USU students through their estates, click here.

For more information about how you can include USU in your estate plans, contact the Office of Planned Giving at 435.797.7191 or email Joan Scheffke at joan.scheffke@usu.edu.

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