Purpose

The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation (WGHFF) awarded a grant gift to the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research (SWFOER) for the establishment of the Woody L. Hunt Scholarship at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Hunt Family Foundation will match one dollar for every dollar SWFOER raises, allowing the total scholarship fund to double in size.

Established in 1987, the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation supports organizations and initiatives that will establish a globally competitive Borderplex region, the area encompassing El Paso County, Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. The Foundation also strengthens organizations whose programs uplift the distinctive strengths and prospects of our binational, bicultural community. Since the Foundation’s establishment by Woody L. Hunt and his wife Gayle, and now led by their son, Josh Hunt, the Foundation has supported over 600 organizations with 2,671 grants and commitments totaling $111 million as of December 2019. To learn more about the Foundation, go to https://www.huntfamilyfoundation.com/

The Woody L. Hunt Scholarship at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is awarded to exemplary medical students that have graduated from a high school located in Dona Ana County, NM, El Paso County, TX, or Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Criteria

Name of Scholarship Woody L. Hunt Scholarship
Award per Student per Semester Limit $6,250 (renewable for a maximum of 4 semesters as long as eligible)
Eligibility Criteria The student must be in good standing with the University
Eligibility Criteria The student must have graduated from a high school located in Dona Ana County, NM, El Paso County, TX, or Ciudad Juarez, MX
Required Submissions High school transcript

 

The student must submit an essay no longer than 1,000 words that should: (a) explain the healthcare issues specific to the Paso Del Norte Region of Dona Ana County, NM, El Paso County, TX and Ciudad Juarez, MX and (b) upon graduation from BCOM, how they intend to give back to the Paso Del Norte Region and operationalize the medical school’s mission.

If you have any questions regarding the Woody L. Hunt Scholarship please e-mail them to financialaid@bcomnm.org