Memorial scholarship created to honor 1976 graduate
The family, colleagues and friends of a Jon M. Huntsman School of Business graduate who passed away unexpectedly in 2005 have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
The Bruce H. Jensen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Economics will pay full tuition for one student each year.
Five students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business enjoy a fall day. They are, from left to right, Kimberly Robison, Eddie Norton, McKenzie Anderson, Jason Sanders and Dana Tran.
Alta Markeson, executive development director, said that Bruce had always been loyal to his alma mater.
"This scholarship is a testament to his extraordinary life," Alta said. "His friends, family, business partners and associates created the Bruce H. Jensen Memorial Scholarship in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business . It will perpetuate the broad influence that Bruce had on others during his life. Through the generosity of family and friends, the memorial supports wellrounded Utah State University students as they explore their world, engage in life-long learning and contribute their talents and gifts to others as did Bruce."
This gift will impact many lives as diligent students benefit from the scholarship it will fund each year.
Bruce, who was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity when he was at USU, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1976. He got his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law. At the time of his unexpected death, he was working at Williams and Hunt in Salt Lake City, a firm he co-founded.
The first award recipient is D. Wiley Barker, an accounting major.