Christine Smith served as a member of the Educational Foundation, IOOF for 24 years. Her generosity through her estate has initiated the Educational Foundation’s Graduate Studies Scholarship to respond to the need for research and study focused on Children & Family issues.
The scholars who receive the $15,000.00 Christine Smith Graduate Studies Scholarships conduct critical inquiry and evaluation that impacts the disadvantaged and underserved, becoming highly trained professionals working in the area of social intervention after completing a specialized program at the masters or doctoral level addressing the needs of society relating to Children & Family issues.
The Foundation selected the first Christine Scholar in 2004.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Have a superior record in previous academic work.
- Have two or more years of recent professional experience in the field of social work or a related field.
- Propose a program of study specializing in children and families, at the master’s or doctoral level. Submit evidence of graduate school admission (copies of formal acceptance letters), to an accredited university.
- Preference will be given to US & Canadian applicants.