Elaine Marie Smith Endowed Scholarship
Elaine Marie Smith attended Eastern Montana College (now MSU Billings) and received her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Related Services on June 3, 1979. Elaine continued with her education at EMC as a graduate student majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling. She was known for her special expertise in the area of traumatic brain injury. She served as an example to students, faculty, and the general public through her active and unselfish service to people with disabilities. Elaine loved what she was doing and was very devoted to EMC and all the people with whom she worked. On June 3, 1989, she participated in the graduation ceremonies for her Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Sadly, while completing an incomplete, she passed away July 25, 1989, after a long battle with cancer. In tribute to Elaine, her parents, Glenn and Clarice, and their son, John, established the Elaine Marie Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship for deserving students majoring in Vocational Rehabilitative Services. The first scholarship was awarded in academic year 1992-1993.