WILLIAM J. WHITE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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 2022) nearly 300 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $ 275,000. The amounts range from $500 to $2,500.
The 2022 recipients of the Bill White Scholarships are as follows:
Student High School College/University Tyler Albright Grimsley Duke University Adam Cromer Western Guilford Southern Wesleyan Colby Daniel Jordan Matthews Central Carolina Community College Samuel Francis Dudley Wake Forest University Jackson Hill Page UNC-Chapel Hill John Martin Western Alamance NC State University Evan Wyrick Northern Guilford Pitt Community College
These scholarships will be awarded between the opening night games of the Colt East Zone Tournament on Wednesday evening, July 20, at Stoner-White Stadium. Bill White’s granddaughter, Courtney Lowrance, and Bobby Dawson will present the checks and plaques respectively. And this year, for the first time, an Ed Phillips Courage Award will be presented to one of the recipients. Ed, who passed away in September, was formerly Chairman of Greensboro Youth Baseball (Colt Baseball).
Courtesy of Ned McMillan with Greensboro Colt Baseball