St. FX University has created a new scholarship in honour of a well-respected educator, and former X-Men Basketball standout Wade Smith. Smith, the principal of Citadel High School in Halifax died earlier this month from cancer.
The Wade Smith Memorial Scholarship for African Nova Scotian Youth has been established, through a gift of 50-thousand dollars from the Jeannine Deveau Educational Equity Endowment Fund. The endowment fund was created with an 8 million dollars donation from 1944 St. FX graduate Jeannine Deveau, to support African Nova Scotian and Aboriginal Canadian undergraduate students. .
The Wade Smith Memorial Scholarship will support youth who embrace education, community and leadership. Every additional dollar contributed to this fund will be matched.