The Weldon H. Smith Scholarship Foundation was formed in Henrico County, Virginia in 1996, in memory of the late Weldon H. Smith. Weldon was a native of Bedford, Virginia where he attended public schools. He received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Education from Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia. He taught in the Bedford School System before moving to Richmond, Virginia. After moving to the Richmond area with his wife Patricia, Weldon became very active in civic and church activities. He served as a Deacon and President of the church choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He also served as President of the Richmond chapter of the Saint Paul's College Alumni Association, as well as, Charter member and President of Xi Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Henrico, Virginia.
The Xi Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated announces the continuation of the WELDON H. SMITH SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. This is being made available for the support of an African-American male who has demonstrated both academic promise as well as financial need.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, was founded in 1906 on the campus of Cornell University, is the oldest Black Greek-letter organization in the world. As part of our national program(s), the fraternity works diligently with young people in a variety of ways. To date, programs have been established which focus attention on staying in school, remaining drug free, reducing teenage pregnancy and assisting students in making the transition from high school to college, just to mention a few.