The Chad Smith “Small’s” Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are on the front lines caring for our homeless and/or near-homeless individuals and families inside the US (humanitarian work outside the US is acceptable as long as you are also working in the US). In memory of Chad Smith “Smalls”, My Daily Armor Ministries, and “Jonny’s Wagon” wish to honor the life of our friend by providing an annual scholarship in his name. Homeless for years, and loved by everyone he met, our friend “Smalls” will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors which included his favorite pastime of fishing. Despite life’s difficulties, Smalls always had a smile on his face and was ready to help a friend in need.
To qualify for the Chad Smith “Smalls” Scholarship you must be entering an accredited college in the fall semester or be in an undergraduate program in an accredited college. Applications will be accepted for the Fall semester from April, 1st through May 31st. Must provide name, address, phone, email address, and the name of the college you will be attending in the fall semester. Must provide a high school or college transcript demonstrating at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. We will not necessarily be picking someone with the highest-grade point average, but you must have at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify. Must provide a 250-word (minimum) essay describing your volunteer work inside the US which should demonstrate significant volunteer work in support of our homeless and/or near homeless individuals and families (with preference given to significant leadership roles, founders, leaders, especially those working with our homeless veterans and children). Must provide a letter of reference from your school, church, or the organization(s) you volunteered with, or from community leaders that have worked with you.