Greensboro Colt Baseball announces William J. “Bill” White Scholarship award winners

Courtesy of Ned McMillan and staff at Greensboro Colt Baseball:


The William J. White Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 following the death of Bill White. Bill was responsible for starting Colt Baseball (15 & 16 year olds) in 1965. The Guilford County Sports Hall of fame inducted Bill last September for his various contributions to our area youth. The fund awards scholarships to former Colt Leaguers who are entering a college or university. The criteria include academic excellence, exemplary citizenship, and financial need. Bobby Dawson was the first recipient in 1981, and since then 165 scholarships have been awarded exceeding $ 125,000, including the ones below. The 2011 recipients of the Bill White Scholarships are as follows:

Student High School College/University Attending
Desjardins, Grant Ragsdale UNC-W
English, Hunter Western Guilford College
Highfill, Sawyer Grimsley UNC-Chapel Hill
Kornblum, Alec Page NC State
Mahaffey, Nicholas Northwest App State
Paula, Luis Northeast UNC-Chapel Hill
Plante, Steven Northwest NC State
Polisetti, Satya Southwest UNC-Chapel Hill
Robinson, Keith Dudley N.C. Central
Summers, Jesse Northeast UNC-G
Swaim, Trey Ragsdale Elon University
Williamson, Cory Dudley NC Central

The scholarships will be presented between opening night games (about 7:30 PM) of the Colt East Zone Tournament held at Stoner-White Stadium on Thursday night, July 28th.
Tax deductible donations to the William J. White Scholarship Fund may be sent to:
Ned McMillan 4285-1C Cedarcroft Court Greensboro, N.C. 27409