Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith Endowment


Johnson C. Smith University’s Office of Financial Aid serves as administrator of this endowment. Scholarships are generally awarded in March and April of each year. The payout amount will vary in accordance with investment performance, current conditions, and University payout policy. The number of scholarships awarded will vary depending upon the amount of investment income. A selection committee appointed by the University will choose student recipients. The University will provide the names of awardees and an annual accounting of the endowment to individuals listed in the Contacts tab.   

Why Contribute

Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith was a staunch advocate for students and their academic, cultural, and spiritual development. He became the Director of Admissions at Johnson C. Smith University in 1999 and later climbed to the role of Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Smith went on to serve in similar capacities at Bethune–Cookman, Shaw and Cheyney universities. Under his guidance, countless students achieved their dream of a college education. Much of their success can be attributed to Dr. Smith’s ability to see opportunities where others saw irresolvable problems. Dr. Smith knew the key to success is opportunity. Your contribution, big or small, will provide a valuable opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life.   

Making a Donation

Contributions of all forms should be made payable to Johnson C. Smith University, with a memo referencing the “Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith Endowed Scholarship”.

Mail Attention to:  

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Johnson C. Smith University 

100 Beatties Ford Road 

Charlotte, NC 28216  

Electronic payments:  Please visit JCSU.edu and select the Giving tab.    

In person: Please contact one of the individuals listed in the Contacts tab.   

Corporate matching gifts:  Please take advantage of your employers matching gift program when making a contribution.