The purpose of the Father Al Smith Scholarship is to honor former Bishop Ireton teacher and moderator Father Al Smith, OSFS. He taught biology at Bishop Ireton from 1965 to 1979 and also moderated and coached the swim and dive team. Most famously, he led and performed with the student music group the BIsons.
The scholarship recognizes and encourages participation in the BI Swim and Dive Team. The scholarship is need based and provides partial support for a Bishop Ireton student who demonstrates financial need.
Provided through the generosity of the BI Swim and Dive Alumni, the scholarship continues the tradition of excellence in swim and dive at BI and honors the faithful service Father Al provided during his time as coach and moderator.