Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
An accomplished athlete, Michael Hunter devoted much of his time to athletics while growing up in Orange County. After high school he studied at the University of Arizona and graduated with dual degrees in finance and marketing. Two years into pursuing his career, he was diagnosed with Leukemia and eventually succumbed to the disease in 2001. In support of Mike’s battle, his friends and family organized charity walk teams in his name starting with one in California that grew to seven teams across the nation. These teams continue to walk in honor and memory of their friend. Since their first walk 14 years ago, Michael’s friends have raised over $295,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Michael’s scholarship is funded by donations from his loving friends and family who established the Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship to honor his heroic battle against cancer and support secondary education for Leukemia/Lymphoma patients and children of non-surviving patients who are pursuing their dream of higher education. His name continues to inspire and ignite the passion for life and humanity in the lives of many.