Smith Scholarships

The Smith Scholarship Foundation invests in the college education of economically disadvantaged students across the country.

We have served the Chicago area for over a century and in recognition of our 100th anniversary of  family ownership, Bob Sr.’s service as a president of the Chicago, Illinois and National Funeral Directors Association we wanted to find a way to give back to students entering funeral service.

Bob Sr. dedicated his time and efforts to improving the quality of incoming funeral service professionals. Therefore, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Homes has initiated a scholarship award program for funeral students called the Robert Smith Funeral Service Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship gift is awarded by the funeral home and can be split among multiple recipients. The money will go directly towards mortuary education and training.