The Robert M. Hunt Memorial Scholarship was established by the Robert M. Hunt family and the Robert M. McCormick Tribune Foundation to offer half tuition and fees to a Sault Area High School graduate(s) who is a well-rounded student and demonstrates leadership skills and dedication to his or her community. Former president and chief executive officer of Chicago Tribune Co., Robert was born in Sault Ste. Marie, where his father, Maurice, was former town mayor. Hunt graduated from Sault Area High School and attended Michigan State University. He worked at the Chicago Tribune Co. from 1950 to 1985 and went on to become president and publisher of the New York Daily News. He saw great potential in everyone. He was known as a dynamic leader who had the ability to motivate young people to attain their very highest levels of achievement.