SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (FWAA) – Donald Hunt, a sophomore
at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, was named Monday as the
14th winner of the Volney Meece Scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded annually by the Football Writers Association
of America and named for the late Volney Meece. Meece served 22
years as the FWAA's executive director and was the organization's
president in 1971.
The scholarship is a $1,000 annual grant for four years. It is
given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member.
The 19-year-old Hunt is the son of FWAA member Donald Hunt, a
staff member of the Philadelphia Tribune and also writes the HBCU
notebook for espn.com.
Donald's impressive academic record includes making the dean's
list each semester at Berklee and named to the National Society
of Leadership and Success (Berklee Chapter), while maintaining a
3.5 GPA. In high school, he achieved Eagle Scout status in the Boy
Scouts of America; received the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Award
for Best Senior Male Critic; won Boy of the Year honors from the
Sonny Hill Basketball League; and received the Superintendent's
Award for Excellence.
In addition to his academic work, Donald is also a member of
the Emerson College cross country team. He has completed internships
at Clear Channel Communications in programming and sales, Ed Keane
Associates in music industry marketing, and with the Handel and
Haydn Society in marketing.
Previous Meece Scholarship winners include: Brett Goering, Topeka,
Kan.; Kelly Brooks, Denver, Colo.; James Butz, Schaumberg, Ill.;
Sara Barnhart, Atlanta, Ga.; Patrick Davis, Coventry, Conn.; Jacqueline
O'Toole, Gaithersburg, Md.; Garrett Holtz, Denver, Colo.:, Katie
Hersom, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Katie Wieberg, Lawson, Mo.; Kaylynn
Monroe, Winter Park, Fla.; Nate Kerkhoff, Overland Park, Kan.; Jack
Caywood, Lawrence, Kan; and Haley Dodd, Overland Park, Kan.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football
for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists,
as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works
to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America
team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve
Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-713-6198.
• Volney Meece Scholarship