Educational Institutions

Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship


The Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship is intended to encourage others to “Respect life, work hard, and help others as Dustin did" through the efforts of the Salem Senior High School students in pursing the award.

Ruling Year


Board President and Co-founder

Michelle Huffman

Vice President

Lindy Hutton

Main Address

PO Box 102

Salem, OH 44460 USA


Scholarship, Pay It Forward, Random Acts of Kindness, Dustin Huffman





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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What we aim to solve

The Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship awards a graduating senior from Salem, Ohio a $1,000 scholarship toward their continuing education for living a pay-it-forward lifestyle through random acts of kindness in an effort to reinforce positive behavior and make the world a better place.

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Locate and reward children of exceptional character who are always willing to help others.

Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

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Context notes

Our scholarship is based on rewarding students of good character and for living the pay it forward lifestyle

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to raise enough funds to fund this scholarship in perpetuity and to expand the Scholarship to additional schools in our area and eventually expand to all 50 states.

Continue fundraising events with the support of our local community and contact schools in our area to inform the staff of the Scholarship's goals to expand to include them.

In just a few short years we have received over $50,000 in contributions. Our hard working volunteers along with our growing assets will help us do a great deal of good in our community and beyond.

The 6th Annual Run Fast Winged 5k will be held on August 15th, 2020. For more information please visit our website: or our Facebook page:

Through the efforts of our dedicated board members and volunteers from the community, the 5th annual Run Fast Winged 5K was held on August 16, 2019. Online registration links and forms as well as sponsorship information can be found on our website: Proceeds from our annual 5K support the Scholarship. The 2020 award marks 10 years of giving to seniors who are making a difference in the world through their outstanding character and willingness to help others.

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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