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Greg Hunter Memorial Fund Scholarship

Greg Hunter

The application deadline is the weekend of the NM Ski Swap. Please click the Ski Swap link above for more info on those dates.


In 1990, the Sandia Peak Ski Patrol established the Greg Hunter Memorial Fund to serve as an educational fund for college-aged patrollers and other young men and women who have supported the patrol's charitable and educational purposes. The patrol's charitable and educational purpose is defined in the bylaws as follows:


The purpose of this patrol is facilitation of the rescue of and administration of first aid to injured persons; the education and training of the patrol members in first aid, tobogganing and other necessary skills; and the promotion of skiing safety and courtesy.


The Greg Hunter Memorial Fund was described to the Internal Revenue Service in 1991 as follows:


Following the murder of one of the organization's patrollers Greg Hunter in August of 1990, the Patrol established and solicited public funds for a memorial educational fund to provide scholarship funds for college-aged patrollers, and other young men and women who have supported the patrol's charitable and educational purposes. ... The intent of the Patrol is to continue to support the educational fund by contributing 5% of the net receipts of the Patrol's annual fund raising event, the Ski SWAP.


The Sandia Peak Ski Patrol does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin in its membership, provision of services, or granting of educational assistance.

The Patrol does not solicit funds for particular individuals, nor does it distribute funds based on contributions received.


The statement of purpose was broadly worded to be able to include the patrol's young adults, as well as others whom a committee of the members of the patrol deemed appropriate to receive such educational assistance.


Each year the patrol solicits applications that are due no later than October 1st. To apply for a grant from the Greg Hunter Memorial Fund, a qualifying individual only needs to submit an application and letter or statement to the patrol:


Greg Hunter Memorial Fund

c/o Carolyn S. Donnell

13117 Manitoba Drive NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


The letter should include a description of


The committee will review all applications, and make all decisions about the dis­bursement from the fund. Decisions are normally made by mid October of each year. Grants will be provided based on the availability of funds and the needs expressed by the applicants. Although no strict financial need requirements exist for the disburse­ment of these funds, the committee may consider financial need as part of their delib­erations. Funds will normally be disbursed directly to the educational institution for the benefit of the individual.


Donations to the Greg Hunter Memorial Fund can be made to -

Carolyn Donnell

13117 Manitoba Drive NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111

Make checks out to Greg Hunter Scholarship Fund

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn S. Donnell by filling out the form below...

Or Download an Application and mail to the address listed on the application.


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