Established in 2011 by Stacey S. Hunt, Gayle and Woody Hunt, and the Hunt Family Foundation, the Marcus Jonathan Hunt Scholarship honors the late Mr. Hunt of the SPS Form of 1989, who valued highly his experience at the School. The scholarship awarded to a qualified student from the Paso del Norte region of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, is designed in part to create awareness of the diverse geographical area that Mr. Hunt called home. A goal of the program is that Hunt Scholar will serve as a conduit of cultural perspectives, nurturer of academic ideas, and facilitator of diversity while at St. Paul's School.
It is the hope of the Hunt Scholarship founders that recipients will bring back to El Paso and the surrounding areas those gifts of knowledge, experience, and leadership they develop at St. Paul's. The scholarship provides funding for three to four years at St. Paul's School, with preference given to families for whom financial considerations are critical factors in making educational decisions.
Hunt Scholarships fund three to four years of study, including essential expenses such as travel to and from school, but are awarded one year at a time. Every year the School conducts an annual review of each Scholar's academic performance and achievement records. Although it is the School's intention to renew the Scholarship each year, an award may be withdrawn if a recipient does not satisfy the School's academic and other requirements.