Aaron Husmann Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Thuy and Jamey Husmann and their family in memory of their son and family member, Aaron Husmann.

Aaron Husmann loved his family and close friends infinitely. He loved the outdoors and lived an empathetic life as repeatedly shared by friends and acquaintances. He could find humor in nearly any situation and had an infectious laugh that could fill a room. He was kind, compassionate, driven, gentle, selfless, intelligent, hard-working and funny.

Aaron aspired to be a veterinarian. He was passionate about cars and trucks. He loved his Hot Wheels and Lego Car Collections and could tell you the detailed specs of just about any car on the road. Aaron loved fishing and spending time outdoors. He always kept his fishing rod behind the second row of his truck and he loved the family camping trips and sleeping under the stars in the tent or the hammock.

Aaron died by suicide in April of 2023 during his junior year at EPHS. He is missed immensely every day by his family and many friends. The Husmann family established the Aaron Husmann Memorial Scholarship to remember Aaron and honor the positive impacts he made during his short life and help others who have been impacted by mental health challenges during their lives. The hope is to normalize talking about mental health challenges and make mental health and wellness just as normal and important as physical health and wellness so other students will have access to and seek out resources to support them when needed to prevent future suicides. Learn more about Aaron’s story at www.4Aaron.com.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Student has struggled with and/or overcame mental health issues and/or;
  2. Student as helped, cared for, and/or supported others struggling to overcome mental health issues.
  3. Will attend some type of post-secondary education which can include technical school, community college, or university.

Essay Question:

How have your mental health challenges and/or the mental health challenges of someone else impacted YOUR life up to this point? Whatyou’re your ideas/thoughts on how we can help others facing mental health challenges to try and make an overall positive impact in our community going forward.

Current & Past Recipients:

  • 2024 Faith Dodge and Molly Pluemer

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