Harding Business School Names 1st Botham Jean Scholarship Recipients

Harding Business School Names 1st Botham Jean Scholarship Recipients
From left, Botham Jean Scholarship receipients Courtney Porter, Brittany Tate, Yui Kondo and Tonio Montez with Allen Frazier, Dean of the College of Business at Harding University.     (Harding University)

The Harding University Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, in cooperation with professional services network PwC, has selected four students to be inaugural recipients of the Botham Jean Business Scholarship. 

They are Yui Kondo, Tonio Montez, Brittany Tate and Courtney Porter.

PwC initially established the scholarship with a gift of $50,000. Through personal contributions from PwC partners and staff and the PwC Matching Gift Program, the fund grew to more than $600,000 as of Sept. 1. 

The scholarship will support historically under-represented populations as they pursue their degrees at the business school. This year's students have been chosen for their academic excellence and demonstrated leadership. 

The scholarship was established by Harding and PwC in honor of Botham Jean, a 2016 alumnus of the university who was killed Sept. 6, 2018, at his home in Dallas. Jean was a risk assurance associate with PwC.

Jean came to the university from the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. During his time there, he was a member of the Good News Singers, a resident assistant, an intern for the Rock House campus ministry and a leader in Sub T-16 men’s social club. 

Jean frequently led worship during daily chapel services and other campus events.