David C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Black Midwest Initiative is proud to announce the establishment of the David C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund honors the life of David Cornelius Smith, a twenty-eight-year-old black man who was killed in an altercation with two officers from the Minneapolis Police Department in September 2010. A native of Peoria, Illinois who had lived in the Twin Cities for more than ten years prior to his death, David was a multitalented, lifelong learner who took classes at Minneapolis Community and Technical College following his graduation from Job Corps.
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The David C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund will launch its inaugural application cycle during the 2020-21 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to one or more students who are enrolled or intend to enroll in an accredited community college located within the greater Midwest region of the United States. The number and amount of scholarships will be contingent upon donations received.
Application information will be posted here as it becomes available.