Family creates scholarship in memory of UT Dallas-bound son

Scott Wuensch passed away during the fall before his enrollment at UT-Dallas.
Scott Wuensch passed away during the fall before his enrollment at UT-Dallas. | File photo

The University of Texas at Dallas' Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has received a donation from the family of Scott Wuensch, who passed away during the fall before his enrollment at the school.

“Scott really was outstanding, he was way too advanced for this camp, and rather than be bored or goof off, he spent a lot of time helping the other students along,” Dr. Nicholas Gans, assistant professor of electrical engineering, said.

This donation will be used to support future students.

“I never thought that my son would die so young, but death is inevitable and it is an unwelcome and horrible surprise," Michael Wuensch, Scott's father, said. "So my advice is that if there is unresolved conflict in your life with a loved one or a dear friend, fix it. If you need to seek forgiveness, seek it. If you need to give forgiveness, give it. Don’t wait until tomorrow.”

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