The Bill White Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 following Bill's death from cancer. Bill was responsible for starting Colt Baseball (15 & 16 year-olds) locally in 1965. This 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 (including 2017) 237 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $ 200,000.
The amounts range from $500 to $2,000.
The 2017 recipients of the Bill White Scholarships are as follows:
Student High School College/University Myles Alexander High Point Central East Carolina Davis Brady Western Alamance UNC-CH or W Mason Brady Middle College @ UNC-G VPI or NC State Paul Bullock Southwest Guilford UNC-Chapel Hill Quinton Conti Page GTCC Cameron Cotter Northern Guilford NC State Chase Ebert Eastern Alamance East Carolina Logan Fields Northeast Guilford Mount Olive Jackson Larrick Ragsdale NC State Jalen Pruitt Dudley Winston-Salem State Andy Ramirez Southern Guilford GTCC Cameron Smith Eastern Guilford NC State James Watkins Page Appalachian State
The scholarships will be presented at approximately 7:30 PM between opening night games of the Colt East Zone Tournament at Stoner-White Stadium, located in Jaycee Park, on Wednesday night, July 26.