Jonny’s Wagon
Chad Smith “Smalls” Memorial $1000 Scholarship

“Partnering With Communities To Help End Hunger In America”


Chad Smith Smalls Scholarship Winner 2021

Marcus Lo of Los Angeles, CA
2021 $1000 Chad Smith “Smalls” Memorial Scholarship Winner!

We are excited to announce Marcus Lo (Los Angeles California) as our 2021 Chad Smith “Smalls” $1000.00 scholarship winner!

For his young age, Marcus has accumulated an inspiring list of accomplishments. Orphaned at a very young age, Marcus decided early on not to let life get him down, and that he would become a shining light to others in need around the world, and indeed he has.

Among Marcus’s long list of accomplishments, he enjoys leading the youth and delivering sermons at his local church.

Marcus visits Polson, Montana, on an annual basis to build homes for homeless Native Americans, and has even begun working through his church to build homes for the homeless.


On-campus he has created an organization known as, Neighbors of LA, which regularly hosts meals, social events, and get-togethers with LA’s homeless citizens.
As an avid programmer he has utilized his skills to start his own non-profit organization Krik Krak Computer Project “KKCP” to provide Haitian and American homeless students with educational opportunities.

For Marcus’s commitment to his mission work with the homeless, he has won various church and community leadership awards, including the Springer Family Community Award, Carmel Masonic Lodge Award, Elks State Award, and the Carmel Rotary Club Award.

While there were many who met the basic requirements to apply for our scholarship, Marcus exemplifies the type of person we look for each year when making the Chad Smith “Smalls” award.

Past Scholarship Winners

2020 Winner – $1000.00 Cameron Lee –  Hoschton, GA  – Founder and Leader of the Homeless Ministry Team at Truett McConnell University
2019 Winner – $500.00 Ms. Lia Haile – Manitowoc, WI – Founder Hopeful Hearts Club “Work With Children Through Hope House (homeless shelter)


About Our Annual Chad Smith “Small’s” Memorial Scholarship Award

In memory of Chad Smith “Smalls”, My Daily Armor Ministries, and “Jonny’s Wagon” wish to honor the life of our friend by providing an annual scholarship in his name.

Homeless for years, and loved by everyone he met, our friend “Smalls” will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors which included his favorite pastime of fishing. Despite life’s difficulties, Smalls always had a smile on his face and was ready to help a friend in need.

A very special heartfelt thank you to Keith (Chad’s brother), and his wife for making this scholarship possible!

To qualify for the 2022 Chad Smith “Smalls” Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

A Message From Our Founder “Critical Information Please Be Sure To Read Before Applying”

The Chad Smith “Small’s” Memorial Scholarship is directed specifically at undergraduate students who are on the front lines caring for our homeless and/or near-homeless individuals and families inside the US (humanitarian work outside the US is acceptable as long as you are also working in the US).

If you do not have “current” hands-on front-line experience, this scholarship really isn’t designed for you. We give serious priority consideration to those in leadership roles, founders, leaders, especially those working with our homeless veterans and children.

2022 Qualifications
* Applicant must be entering an accredited college in the fall semester of 2022 or be in an undergraduate program in an accredited college.
* Applications will be accepted for the Fall 2022 semester between April, 1st through May 31st, 2022.
* Must provide name, address, phone, email address, and the name of the college you will be attending in the fall semester of 2022.
* Must provide a high school or college transcript demonstrating at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. *We will not necessarily be picking someone with the highest grade point average, but you must have at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify.”
* Must provide a 250-word (minimum) essay describing your volunteer work inside the US which should demonstrate significant volunteer work in support of our homeless and/or near homeless individuals and families (with preference given to significant leadership roles, founders, leaders, especially those working with our homeless veterans and children).
* Must provide a letter of reference from your school, church, or the organization(s) you volunteered with, or from community leaders that have worked with you.

Application Process Begins April 1st, 2022
Complete the application that can be found at the bottom of our webpage “2022 Small’s Scholarship” beginning April 1st, 2022 (applications received prior to this date will not be accepted).

Required Application Materials
A Word Document With The Following – Your Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Name Of The College You Are Or Will Be Attending In The Fall Semester of 2022.
250 Minimum Word Essay Describing Your Volunteer Work Inside The US (MS Word Format)
Letter(s) Of Recommendation (Open Format)
A Current Photo (JPG, PNG Formats Acceptable)
Permission To Use Photo On Our Social Media, And Websites (Respond With Yes, A No Disqualifies You – We Never Sell Your Information)
High School Or Undergraduate College Transcript With At Least 2.5 GPA
Acceptance Letter From College You Will Be Attending

Entry Deadline: Midnight May 31st, 2022
Must be submitted by Midnight May 31st, 2022

Additional Details
Completed applications must be received by Midnight on May 31st, 2022 Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline will not be considered, and neatness, grammar, and presentation do count.

Our team reserves the right to not issue the scholarship if we feel the applications, we receive fall short of the above qualifications.

The recipient of the Chad Smith “Smalls” Memorial Scholarship will be selected by members of My Daily Armor’s Senior Staff, and the winner notified by email on or before June 14th, 2022. No emails will be sent to those who do not win, but the winner can be found on our website after June 14th, 2022.

Previous winners are not eligible.

Additional Questions?
For questions or clarification write: Scholarship@MyDailyArmor.Org

Good Luck!