Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Scholarship


  • Must have major in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA 3.5;
  • Must be pursuing graduate degree in SCOB
  • Not automatically renewable but may reapply

Donor Profile

Indiana State alumnus, Dr. Kenneth L. Smith, in June 2021, gave $1 million to the university to honor his late wife and support scholarships in accounting, economics, finance, and history. Smith, who taught economics and finance for 42 years at the university level, met his wife at the University of North Texas. The couple were married for 32 years prior to Theresa’s passing in 2019.

Kenneth and Theresa Smith

Kenneth and Theresa Smith

In recognition of the gift, the Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Magna Carta Courtroom on the second floor of the Federal Building, home of the Scott College of Business. 

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