Thunderbird School of Global Management

Michael M. Milburn '77 Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Michael M. Milburn '77 Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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In 1987, the Michael M. Milburn Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Michael Milburn, a graduate of Thunderbird, by his classmates of 1977 and 1978. He will always be remembered by his classmates as the epitome of a true Texan, exemplifying integrity, true friendship, and business and academic excellence. This scholarship supports students with an interest in entrepreneurial ventures post-graduation.

Receiving this award is not only a great honor and gift, but it has helped to ease the financial burden of attending Thunderbird’s School of Global Management. Without your generosity, it would have been difficult for me to attend this school. I cannot begin to thank you enough for your incredible support and for the ability to further my education!”

Tiegan Hoffman ‘24

Impact of Donor Support

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Thunderbird community, five scholars have been awarded life-changing scholarship opportunities.


“I am truly so grateful for your support and the confidence you have shown in me and my future.”

— Tiegan Hoffman '24


“Your generosity has made me want to do the same for future T-birds. I pledge to move forward into life with the same hospitality you showed me.”

— Jack Kucharczyk '23


“I pledge to continue to serve others throughout my career. Your support will help make that pledge possible. Thank you again for this generous scholarship.”

— Leslie Mounteer '20


“Thank you for the honor of being awarded the Michael Milburn Scholarship. The Thunderbird environment is an inspiring place for entrepreneurs. There is an abundance of resources, from mentors to funding programs and scholarships like the Michael Milburn Scholarship.”

— Nicholas Vandam '19


“I appreciate the confidence and willingness to contribute to my education. I am very proud to be part of Thunderbird and will always dedicate effort to supporting the alumni network, especially in entrepreneurial activities.”

— Gustavo Valicente '19

Mike Milburn stood for compassionate capitalism. Having spent my career in venture capital, the Entrepreneurship Program at Thunderbird resonates. Great young men and women are coming out of the program, so I am honored to support this great scholarship opportunity for future students!"

Jock Holliman '77

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