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The Laurence B. Smith Scholarship
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Ended Jun 3, 2014
On August 13, 2013, we were all shocked to hear that our very own classmate and friend, Laurence Smith, passed away suddenly. After graduating with us from FDA in 2003, Laurence pursued his undergraduate studies at Baruch College from ...

On August 13, 2013, we were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our friend, Laurence Smith.  Born and raised in New York City, Laurence graduated from Frederick Douglass Academy in 2003.  He then went on to pursue his undergraduate degree from Baruch College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010.  Laurence had a profound love for young people which propelled him into a teaching and counseling career. Through this passion, he founded and ran his own tutoring company.   

As a sports enthusiast, Laurence was an invaluable team member on the basketball courts of the FDA Lions and the Baruch Bearcats.  He completed a triathlon in 2012 and remained an active member of Basketball City.  Laurence was a leader on and off the court.  He had an infectious smile and was greatly admired by all.  Taken from us far too young, Laurence passed away among his friends while playing basketball.

In remembrance of Laurence, the FDA Class of 2003 is raising funds for a scholarship to honor his legacy. The "Laurence B. Smith Scholarship" will be awarded to a graduating senior from FDA to be used towards the cost of college.  The recipient must be a student athlete with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher who has demonstrated Laurence’s commitment to academics and athleticism.  Please help us honor Laurence by making a donation to help another young man or woman like him attend college.

In its inaugural year, we are hoping to raise $2003.  Please donate today.

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