John Blair Liberal Arts Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts; and
  • Have declared a primary major in a discipline within the College of Liberal Arts.

History

Colorado native, John Blair, earned his B.A. in Social Sciences from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1974. He studied Trust Administration at the National Graduate Trust School, and graduated with honors in 1983. John learned the value of a productive life at an early age, beginning work in retail at age 11, and finding his career fulfillment in trust administration. John serves as Senior Vice President and Trust Manager of Home State Bank in Loveland, CO. An avid runner, a lover of the outdoors and a lifelong student of history, John, along with his wife, Anne, enjoy traveling the state and appreciating its scenic beauty while learning about the history of many of its unique spaces. Arts enthusiasts, John and Anne frequently engage in a variety of cultural opportunities, with a particular penchant for theatre. John and Anne kindled their relationship while students at CSU and Anne (’76, Housing and Design), found her career with the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council, managing its VanGo public transportation program. The Blairs continue to stay involved with their alma mater. John served on the CSU Planned Giving Advisory Council and the College of Liberal Arts Development Council. In addition, he accepted leadership roles for OpenStage Theatre & Company, Inc., Pathways Hospice, Respite Care, and American Red Cross. John and Anne are deeply invested in the Fort Collins community and have a resolute sense of charity, and belief in the value of giving back. It is this ethos, and the appreciation of the professional opportunities their CSU education helped make possible, that encouraged the Blairs to establish scholarship funds in their respective Colleges.