Anita Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Anita Smith Memorial Scholarship was created by QSAC after Anita's untimely death on May 24, 2000 as a part of the Wendy's Tragedy in Flushing. Prior to her death, Anita worked at QSAC as a therapy assistant helping children with autism.
The scholarship is intended to allow Anita's good will and determination to live on in perpetuity as each year a scholarship is given to a deserving student in her name.
The Anita Smith Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any individual who is a New York area resident and is pursuing a degree in a human services field (special education, psychology, sociology, etc). Applicants must be working for an agency that serves individuals with autism and be enrolled in a New York City area college program pursuing a degree as a teacher, therapist, or other human services specialist.
The 2018 scholarship application will be posted in late February 2018.
Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund
To make a tax-deductible donation to the Anita Smith Memorial Scholarship, make checks payable to QSAC and mail to:
The Anita Smith Memorial Scholarship
253 West 35th St, 14th Flr.
New York, NY 10001.
For more information please contact Christopher Garcia at CGarcia@qsac.com - (212) 244-5560 Ext 2059