The family of Ada M. White, under the direction of her brother, Lester Moore of Denver, created the Ada M. and Luther B. White Memorial Scholarship for Montrose High School graduates in 1999. Ada Madeline Moore White was born in 1906 in Delta County. Following high school graduation, she graduated from Ross Business College in Grand Junction. She returned to Montrose, where she worked as the city clerk from 1934 to 1950. She married Luther B. White and opened White Realty and purchased and operated the White Motel. After attending the University of Colorado, she earned a license in real estate appraisals and was one of the first qualified MAI real estate appraisers in western Colorado. She remained active as a real estate broker and appraiser until her retirement in 1987.
This scholarship was created to honor one of the most successful female businesspersons in the post war era in Montrose County. In addition to meeting the criteria, the student who receives this scholarship must be hard working, demonstrate financial need and show involvement in many activities in addition to schooling. They must have a drive to attend college and be successful, similar to Ada M. White.
A) Be a graduate of Montrose High School and apply within a maximum of two years of graduation.
B) Be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university in the state of Colorado and plan to pursue a four-year baccalaureate program.
C) Demonstrate financial need to pursue your education.