The Smithfield-Luter Foundation is proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees of Smithfield and our family of companies. We offer scholarship opportunities through the following schools. You must first apply and be accepted to be awarded a Smithfield-Luter Foundation scholarship.Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. The university offers 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, business, and education. A constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Fayetteville State has a diverse student enrollment of more than 6,300 students.
During the university’s illustrious history, there have been 10 chief executive officers. In 2003, Dr. T.J. Bryan assumed the chancellorship. She became the first woman elected by The University of North Carolina Board of Governors to lead the 140-year-old institution. She is also the first African-American woman appointed as head of a University of North Carolina institution.
Assistant Vice Chancellor
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Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
The academic programs at Iowa State include highly effective first-year programs, a wide variety of majors, and some of the world's leading research in the biological and physical sciences. Iowa State's nine colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 200 fields of study leading to graduate and professional degrees
Iowa State University is among the nation's leading universities in research and technology transfer accomplishments. In recent years, Iowa State has launched bold new research and technology transfer initiatives in such important areas as agricultural biotechnology, plant and animal genomics, bioinformatics, "smart" materials, agricultural product and market development, human nutrition, human computer performance, biorenewables and food safety and security.
Iowa State's nearly 2,000-acre, park-like campus includes more than 160 buildings, many of which are included on the National Register of Historic Places. The Stanton Memorial Carillon bells are housed in the Campanile, perhaps Iowa State's best-known landmark. Iowa State is located in Ames, Iowa, ranked as the second most livable small city in the nation by the New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities. Ames is 30 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa's state capital and largest population center.
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson & Wales University (JWU), founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution. A recognized leader in career education, we offer accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education to more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students, representing all 50 states and 96 countries.
By integrating academics and professional skills, related work experiences, leadership opportunities and career services, JWU prepares driven students who are seeking a competitive advantage in the global economy.
The university is committed to urban revitalization and thoughtful historic renovation. Through active civic participation and unique learning opportunities, JWU improves the quality of life in its campus communities in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C.
Moira A. Husband
Scholarship Donor Relations
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Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA 23504
Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University is a comprehensive four-year, co-educational, urban institution, located in Norfolk, Virginia on a 134-acre campus. The University’s mission is to provide an affordable high-quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse population, equipping each student with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society. For more than 70 years, Norfolk State University has served the residents of Hampton Roads and many cities and communities along the mid-Atlantic. Throughout its history, the institution has been a beacon of hope for high school graduates from various socioeconomic backgrounds seeking a college degree.
Today, the University boasts a student population of more than 6,200 and has an extended campus center at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. Norfolk State University has over 300 full-time faculty equivalent members and nearly 700 administrators and support staff.
Crystal D. Jenkins
Norfolk State University Foundation
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Paul D. Camp Community College
Founded in 1970, Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) is a small, rural, comprehensive, two-year college. Located in Southeast Virginia, its service area includes the City of Franklin, the Counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton, and most of the City of Suffolk.
Day and evening classes are provided at campuses located in Suffolk and Franklin and an educational center located in the historic Town of Smithfield. Credit and noncredit workforce services and training for area businesses and industries are provided through the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center on the Franklin Campus. High school dual credit classes are offered in area schools, and a growing number of online classes are available for student convenience.
PDCCC is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The College “provides diverse learning opportunities to enhance the quality of life for students and the community.” To achieve this mission, the College provides access to transfer and career/technical courses for nearly 50 colleges, universities, and other programs as well as developmental studies for those not prepared for college-level work. The College pursues a variety of partnerships for the growth and renewal of the service region.
PDCCC classes are often small, encouraging individual attention. Faculty and staff members are dedicated to student success. Instructional technology is current and readily available. An array of services help students achieve their academic and career goals. As an academic community, the College is committed to helping students Get Ahead, Right Here, Right Now.
Felicia D. Blow
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Beginning in 1872 with 132 students and two programs of study, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence. With about 25,600 full-time students and the home of groundbreaking research, Tech produces world-class scholarship in a challenging academic environment. University tradition is firmly rooted in our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) and in our land-grant missions of instruction, research, and solving the problems of society through public service and outreach activities.
Virginia Tech's challenging academic standards attract high-achieving students. Our eight colleges and Graduate School offer more degree programs than any other university in the state with 60 undergraduate and 120 graduate offerings. Virginia Tech is one of the nation's leaders in developing and using instructional technologies. Some 85 percent of our departments offer e-learning courses, which have attracted nearly 60,000 enrollments since 1998.
The university's groundbreaking research transforms lives and communities. With annual research expenditures of about $268 million, Virginia Tech is ranked 55th among research universities in the United States. The university, which has more than 100 research centers, also consistently ranks among the top institutions in industry-supported research and near the top 10 in the number of patents issued each year.
The university's nationally and internationally recognized faculty and motivated students are involved in more than 3,700 research projects in fields ranging from biotechnology to materials, from the environment and energy to food and health, and from transportation to computing information.
Stephanie Clements Sr.
Assistant Director for Scholarships, FWS, and Loans
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Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA 23220
Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University has the distinction of being one of the oldest historically black universities in the South. Seeking to empower students, the University provides dynamic academic and support programs that help students develop strong moral values to build a foundation for success.
Virginia Union University develops scholars, leaders, and lifelong learners who attain their maximum potential to become contributing members of a global society. The University’s nationally recognized programs in business, education, social work, science, and theology are taught by highly qualified faculty in small class settings.
Pierce A Williams '11
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Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities and regarded as one of the “best values” in higher education, Wake Forest is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834 in the small eastern North Carolina town of Wake Forest, the school got its start as a manual labor institute.
Today it is a major university, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and considered among a small, elite group of American colleges and universities recognized for outstanding academic reputation and resources. Wake Forest offers an ethically informed education of the whole person, inspired by religious heritage and volunteer service, in a climate that values personal growth, community interaction and individual honor.