The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust of West Conshohocken has awarded a $30,000 grant for academic year 2009-10 to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
. The grant, made on May 26, will provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate students from the Delaware Valley
who are in financial need and good academic standing.
The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust has been funding Smith Scholars at the University for 30 years with grants totaling $1,596,000.
Some of University of the Science’s most deserving students have benefited through the Smith Scholars program and the continued commitment of the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust has been crucial to the University’s ability to offer assistance to some of the best and brightest students.
The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust was established in 1977 in the will of William Wikoff Smith, former president and CEO of Kewanee Industries, who died in 1976. Through the Trust, Mr. Smith established an enduring legacy to make significant and lasting contributions that enhance the quality of life for generations to come. His widow, Mrs. Mary L. Smith, has served as Trustee of the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust for more than 30 years and continues to be an active leader in the Philadelphia
area’s philanthropic community.