W. W. Smith Awards Widener $79,000 for Scholarships

Chester, Pa. – Widener University will receive $79,000 from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust to be used for student scholarships during the 2012-13 academic year, the university announced.

The university will award the Smith Scholars Program scholarships – ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 – to full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing.

In addition, all students selected for the Scholars Program must be residents of the Delaware Valley, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties and the cities of Camden and Philadelphia.

"Widener has enjoyed a very long relationship with the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, and we are pleased to again be a recipient of funds from the Trust's outstanding scholarship programs," said Widener University President James T. Harris III. "These scholarship programs have helped hundreds of Widener University students over the years to achieve their goal of a college education and pursue their dreams."

Based in West Conshohocken,Pa., the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust is a private foundation established through the will of William Wikoff Smith. The Trust is specifically focused on areas involving basic needs for food, clothing and shelter; supplementing higher education scholarship programs; and basic medical research primarily in heart disease, cancer and AIDS.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,600 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.

 

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