Smith student teacher scholarship
Richard L. Smith ’56 established The Richard L. Smith Student Teacher Scholarship during his lifetime, and further funded the endowment through a generous estate gift.
Mr. Smith taught for 28 years at Innes Junior High in Akron. During his career there, he thoroughly enjoyed teaching and interacting with student teachers. Upon retirement, Mr. Smith became a Supervisor of Student Teachers at The University of Akron and enjoyed that job immensely for 10 years.
The Richard L. Smith Student Teacher Scholarship is awarded to a student-teacher exhibiting creativity, enthusiasm, and a commitment to youth and teaching.