Steven R. Smith Memorial Scholarship

April 30, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

This scholarship will be awarded to one student based on academic excellence, involvement in the community, and character. All eligible Stanly, Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union county high school seniors are encouraged to apply online or through the mail. Students must be attending high school in eligible North Carolina counties at the time the of application and in good standing with the school per their student guidelines. Acceptance to an accredited college or university for the upcoming Fall. Enrollment for a minimum of 12 hours will be required. Applicants must possess a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be a high school senior at time of application.

Written Essay: less than 600 words focusing on your personal character on the field, in the classroom, and in the hallway, along with the career path you plan to seek after graduation, passion for your intended field, and what inspired you to pursue your intended career path. Provide an official transcript from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled. Submit one letter of recommendation (can be in the form of a faculty letter of recommendation or other professional recommendation letter) in addition to the written essay outlined above.

City Wide Exterminating is thrilled to announce our annual Steven R. Smith Memorial Scholarship to honor an outstanding public servant of our community, both in and out of uniform. In 2020, Steven passed away unexpectedly from a severe heart attack, leaving a very large hole in both our City Wide family and the community of Locust. Steven served as chief of police in Locust and dedicated his career to protecting the public with an enormous sense of character and concern for others above himself. Because Steven made such an impact, along with his family, City Wide would like to honor him by awarding this scholarship to a student who displays a commitment to unwavering character and excellence in the community. The Steven R. Smith Memorial Scholarship is for the fall semester and will be paid directly to the winning candidate’s chosen school for tuition. Scholarship Search