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The Laurence B. Smith Scholarship Foundation
$4,475 raised
45% of $10k goal
60 contributors
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Ended Jun 19, 2015

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 has created a scholarship to honor his legacy. The "Laurence b. Smith Scholarship" will be awarded to graduating seniors from FDA to be used towards the cost of college. The recipients must be student athletes with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher who has demonstrated Laurence's commitment to academics and athletics.

Last year, we were able to raise $3,000 and present three seniors with a scholarship for $1,000 each. This year we are aiming to increase that number and assist more young men and women who share Laurence's same ideals.

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