In 2021, the world lost a selfless, kind, and thoughtful son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, and best friend when Bryent Smothermon passed away.
Born on Flag Day, his love of the military, country, and the sense of comradery he felt led Bryent to have an accomplished career in the military before he left this world too early.
Bryent, or as his close friends and family would call him B or Smo, was the life of the party. He was a fierce protector of those closest to him, a miracle worker with kids, an animal lover, a gentle soul, and most of all was behind many laughs and happy times. He was always focused on ensuring everyone around him was having a good time and laughing. Bryent had strong values, lifelong friendships, and great memories that were created in his short time on earth.
To honor his legacy, the Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship exists to support military veterans and their children who have suffered from PTSD or have been affected by someone who has suffered from PTSD. All military vets and children of military vets currently in school are eligible.
To apply, please write about the things you have learned about yourself or the world around you through your experiences with PTSD. Please also discuss how you hope to use your experience to help others currently suffering from PTSD.
What have you learned about yourself or the world around you through your experiences with PTSD? How do you hope to use your experience to help others currently suffering from PTSD?
The application deadline is May 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 14, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 14, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.