KOB Web Staff
Updated: November 16, 2020 04:12 PM
Created: November 16, 2020 04:11 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UNM's Anderson School of Management announced a new scholarship in JB White's name Monday.
The scholarship will benefit Santa Fe High students who wish to further their education with a business degree from UNM.
White, a former Santa Fe boys basketball standout and Lobo commit, unexpectedly died Aug. 1.
“We are disappointed JB was never able to begin his education and play at UNM due to his untimely passing,” said UNM Anderson Dean Mitzi Montoya. “We expect his name to live on through the formation of this student scholarship.”
The Anderson School of Business has requested funds to support the endowed JB White Memorial Scholarship to ensure its success for years to come. UNM Lobo basketball head coach Paul Weir has already donated his Fall 2020 teaching salary along with an additional personal donation to the fund.
“JB was bigger than life, having made such a distinctive impact on so many people – including myself,” Weir said. “After reflecting on my conversations with his grandmother Jude and school principal Carl Marano, this just felt like the right thing to do in so many ways.
Students who graduated from Santa Fe High or another high school in northern New Mexico will be given preference for the scholarship. Students should also have an interest in diversity issues, which could include African American, Native American or Hispanic cultures.
No basketball credentials will be required or factored into the awarding of this scholarship.
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