Hunsaker Scholarship Prize

Investing in Tomorrow's Leaders

The Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship Prize is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional incoming students from diverse backgrounds.

The highly competitive award meets each recipient’s full demonstrated financial need for all four years at Redlands. It also offers the opportunity to participate in an expenses-paid networking trip to a major metropolitan city where Scholars meet with alumni leaders in a variety of fields.

Each year, our admissions committee identifies students during the application review process who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and contribution to their schools and communities. Candidates are then invited to campus to compete for the award, interviewing with a panel of faculty and alumni leaders.

Alumni couple Richard and Virginia Hunsaker, class of 1952, established the Hunsaker Scholarship Prize in 2014 with their transformational gift of $35 million to the University of Redlands. The scholarship program aims to fund a Redlands education for students who will not only become leaders in society, but also will follow the Hunsakers’ example by giving back to their communities and the University.

2021 Hunsaker Scholars

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Chloe Bullock ’25

Hometown: Hood River, Oregon
High School: Hood River Valley High School

Chloe Bullock is a social activist and athlete. When she is not training for cross country or track meets, she is working to improve her community through menstrual activism. As the co-president of the PERIOD@HRVHS club at her high school, she provided support to her community through service, advocacy, and education. One of her favorite acts of service is educating students in her school district about menstrual poverty, birth control, and basic period health knowledge. Bullock also served as the elementary cross country team coach during her senior year and was able to expand the program from 20 to 80 participants. As a junior, Bullock participated in a study exchange program and traveled to France, where she was able to learn French and meet new people. At Redlands, she hopes to continue to educate the public on menstrual poverty and stigma while earning a degree. While undecided on her major at the moment, she is excited to get involved and looks forward to meeting people who will fuel her many passions.

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Liberty Chesney ’25

Hometown: West Alexandria, Ohio
High School: Twin Valley South High School

Environmental advocacy is a central pillar of Liberty Chesney’s life. A valedictorian of her high school class, she served as the vice president of her school’s FFA (formerly known as Future Farmers of America) chapter and organized a recycling program for kindergarten through 12th grade students in her community. Additionally, she was a member of the Envirothon Club and the Ohio Energy Project and played bassoon, alto, and tenor saxophone in her school’s band. Having always enjoyed nature and being outdoors, Chesney developed a passion for climate activism and building awareness of global warming and other threats to the environment. As a student at Redlands, she plans to study environmental science with the goal of launching a career in conservation research. While she has already joined the Students for Environmental Action club, she looks forward to getting involved on the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF). When she isn’t studying, Chesney is listening to music, taking care of her many plants in her dorm room, and spending time with friends.

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Kayla Coria Dominguez ’25

Hometown: San Bernardino, California
High School: Arroyo Valley High School

Growing up in San Bernardino, Kayla Coria Dominguez learned the value of giving back. While she lived in a tight-knit community, she also noticed how populations can suffer because of underfunded public services and lack of resources. In high school, Coria Dominguez explored this idea further by participating in Young Legislators, where she learned about policymaking and the inner workings of government with Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes. Additionally, she served as president of Club de Español (Spanish Club) for three years and played golf, water polo, and swam at the varsity level. At Redlands, Coria Dominguez plans to study biology so that she can pursue a degree in medicine. She looks forward to getting involved in Oralé and ASUR while also taking advantage of study away opportunities. She is focused on acquiring skills that will help her achieve her lifelong goal of establishing an organization that will help impoverished communities. Regardless of where her career takes her, she will remain committed to the local communities in which she works.

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Angelina Murane ’25

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
High School: Saint Mary’s Academy and Denver South High School

A central theme in Angelina Murane’s life is the pursuit of equity. In high school, she was involved in several organizations that aimed to supply resources to underrepresented student populations and encourage others to be inclusion minded. As a founding member of the Youth Celebrates Diversity virtual student board, she created a conference series to provide accessible resources for students of color and worked to expand the national organization’s reach—weekly meetings reached 10,000 attendees. She also founded the Multiracial Affinity Group at Saint Mary’s Academy, where she hosted weekly meetings and held discussions about cultural identity with students of color and allies to effect positive change. Additionally, Murane represented her school at the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where she learned how to make her community equitable and inclusive, ultimately bringing these ideas back to her campus. She regularly volunteered at Clothes of Kids Denver, an organization that provides low-income families with clothing. At the University of Redlands, Murane is interested in studying psychology and is looking forward to taking advantage of volunteering opportunities with Club Friendship and getting involved with Órale and Campus Diversity and Inclusion.

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Madalyn Schonauer ’25

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
High School: Stockdale High School

Madalyn Schonauer cares deeply about others and plays an active role in serving her community. Throughout high school, she was a National Honors Society officer, a member of the varsity volleyball team, and a student council member, ultimately serving two years as class president. Schonauer was awarded the title of top scholar varsity athlete and graduated with honors. During her senior year, she was selected to participate in the Ford Dimension Dream Builders program where she gained leadership, career, and life skills by creating and implementing a service project that met a community need. Nutritious Delicious, a program that she created alongside seven other students, encouraged healthy eating habits by way of a YouTube channel and virtual cookbook that included recipes from local culinary professionals. Today, Nutritious Delicious continues to serve the community by building a legacy of healthy meals and habits. At Redlands, Schonauer will be a member of the women’s volleyball team and plans to study psychology in pursuit of her goal to continue helping others. She plans to attend graduate school for counseling or medicine and hopes to become a healthcare provider.