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Be A Champion for Youth and Families!

The Michael Daniel Smith and Alexander Tyler Smith Scholarship is funded by an endowment created by Mr. Robert L. Thomas and awarded to the University of South Carolina in memory of the boys, who died under tragic circumstances.

The Institute for Families in Society is pleased to be offering two scholarships in 2019 to two undergraduate studenst from the USC Columbia campus who show outstanding promise as helping professionals for children and families in need.

APPLY TODAY FOR THE 2019 AWARDS


To apply, the student must be recommended by a faculty member in psychology, social work, public health, or nursing.

Eligibility:

  1. Be of junior level standing
  2. Major in psychology, social work, public health, or nursing
  3. Plan to pursue a career to support and strengthen children and families.
NOTE: Completed applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019. 
Two students will be selected as award receipients for 2019.

The application has two parts, one for the recommending faculty member to complete and one for the student applicant to complete. Both parts of the application need to be completed and then printed or scanned so that they can be submitted via email to Sheila Heatley at sheatley@mailbox.sc.edu by March 1, 2019.

(Applications can also be faxed to the attention of Sheila Heatley at 803-777-1120, by the same deadline).

>> Click here for the faculty portion of the application

>> Click here for the student portion of the application


Questions? Please contact Dr. Cheri Shapiro at cshapiro@mailbox.sc.edu

Brooke Sanders

2018 Smith Scholarship Recipient

Brooke Sanders


The Institute for Families in Society was pleased to award the 2018 Smith Scholarship to Brooke Sanders, a senior studying English and Psychology with plans to pursue an MAT in English beginning in the Fall of 2019. Brooke is from Aiken, SC and in addition to her studies, currently works part-time for EdVenture Children's Museum in the Strengthening Families Program. Her career plans are to be a secondary English teacher.

(L-R) Mrs. Mary Thomas, Brooke Sanders, and Mr. Robert L. Thomas, who generously provided the original endowment of the Smith Scholarship.

(L-R) Allan Rutland, Elizabeth Rutland, Brooke Sanders, and Michael May


Previous Smith Scholarship Recipients

Ghia Ulrey
Ghia Ulrey
2017
Kaitlin McLaughlin
Kaitlin McLaughlin
2016
Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson
2015
Ben Walker
Ben Walker
2014
Amanda Hunsucker
Amanda Hunsucker
2014

 

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