Thank you for your interest in the William J. & Rev. Shirley M. Smith, Sr. Scholarship. Prior to creating a profile below, please carefully read the criteria and requirements to ensure that you qualify. Consider printing this page because once you create a profile this information will no longer be available for review.


God Bless You and continued success,

The Board of Directors

William J. & Rev. Shirley M. Smith, Sr. Scholarship Fund


1. Full-time student in good academic and behavioral standing at Delaware State University.
2. Preferably, a rising sophomore with a 3.0 - 2.5 cumulative GPA.
3. Ability to demonstrate financial need by required documents.
4. A history of employment or active involvement in personal and professional growth.

5. Must not be a relative of the Smith Family, board of directors or community appointed scholarship selection committee.


1. Completed online applications are accepted from February 15 - May 15, 2015

2. Three (3) letters of recommendation. Consider: a professor, administrator, mentor, employer or pastor

    Send letters by Friday, May 15, 2015 to the following address:


William J. & Rev. Shirley M. Smith Scholarship Fund
Attn: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 177
Dover, DE 19903

Your name must be written on the outside, left corner of the sealed envelope.


3. Official transcript with cumulative GPA.
4. If necessary, finalists must be prepared to have an interview with selection committee in person, by telephone or via Skype.
5. Awardee must attend and be prepared to speak during Inspired to BE Smith Legacy fundraising event. Date to be announced.


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