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

“Partnering With Communities To Help End Hunger In America”


Smalls Scholarship Fund 2022

Briana Dominici
Bayonne, New Jersey
2022 $1000 Chad Smith “Smalls” Memorial Scholarship Winner!

We are excited to announce Briana Dominici (Bayonne, New Jersey) as our 2022 Chad Smith “Smalls” $1000.00 scholarship winner!

Briana and her classmate Caitlyn cofounded their local chapter of Students In Action (SIA) in 2020 which is a student-run community service organization focused on addressing the needs of those less fortunate in Hudson County, New Jersey.

Operating with the core belief that everyone is deserving of food, housing, medical care, and community support, they have been able to make huge strides in caring for their community and getting young people involved in service work.

Briana believes as we do, that the many faces of people within a community are the community, and that it is vitally important to emphasize that no one be left behind. Love for your community should never discriminate, and it has been Briana’s immense pleasure to continue educating herself through her work with SIA and with underserved communities.

Keep shining your light Briana, as we wish you the very best at Barnard College.

Past Scholarship Winners

2021 Winner – $1000.00 Marcus Lo – Los Angeles, CA – Founder Neighbors of LA, Which Regularly Hosts Meals, And Social Events With LA’s Homeless Citizens.
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 Working 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 2023 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, and founders, especially those working with our homeless veterans and children.

2023 Qualifications
* Applicant must be entering an accredited college in the fall semester of 2023 or be in an undergraduate program in an accredited college.
* Applications will be accepted for the Fall 2023 semester between April, 1st through May 31st, 2023.
* Must provide name, address, phone, email address, and the name of the college you will be attending in the fall semester of 2023.
* 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, 2023
Completed applications can be emailed to Scholarship@MyDailyArmor.Org beginning April 1st, 2023 (applications received prior to this date will not be accepted).

Required Application Materials (Note! We Will Be Verifying Your Information – If Unable To Verify, Application Will Be Rejected)
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 2023.
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, 2023
Must be submitted by Midnight May 31st, 2023

Additional Details
Completed applications must be received by Midnight on May 31st, 2023 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, 2023. No emails will be sent to those who do not win, but the winner can be found on our website after June 14th, 2023.

Previous winners are not eligible.

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

Good Luck!

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