CL Smith Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation of Louisville

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Anticipated deadline: Mar 16, 2021 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $1,000

Fields of work: All fields of work

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, High School Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Jefferson County, Kentucky

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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About this funder:



The CL Smith Scholarship Fund was established to honor Lieutenant Colonel Clarence L. Smith USMC (Ret.). Lt. Col. Smith was the first instructor of the Marine Corps JuniorROTC program at Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He was instrumental in building the program from its founding to a national accredited unit. In doing so, he established a standard based upon the principals of loyalty, integrity and discipline. This scholarship has been created to encourage and reward those who exemplify these same qualities and values.

Community Foundation of Louisville is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with $434 million in assets and more than 1,350 different funds, each with a charitable purpose defined by its donors. In 2014, the Community Foundation made over 8,000 grants totaling $45 million to local, national and international nonprofits.

A strong advocate for philanthropy across the Commonwealth, the Community Foundation of Louisville has a network of affiliate foundations, each working to support philanthropy in their region.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Graduating senior from Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Member of the Junior Marine ROTC program
  • Enrolled at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school on a full-time basis
  • Demonstrate financial need