Welcome to the Official Website of the ECBSP!
By Dave Smiley Jr.
January 19, 2022

Hello and welcome to the official website of the East Coast Burn Scholarship Project!

The intended use of this website is to build funds via donations, distribute and collect applications, and share scholarship updates and awards.

Approximately six months ago I began researching the idea of creating three (3) different scholarships as a way to give back to the medical professionals that helped me through my burn injuries, as well as a way to help other burn survivors. I then contacted Doctor Linwood Haith of the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, and from there we combined ideas and contacted John McCann Jr., from the Burn Foundation in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

It took many hours of organizing, brainstorming, meetings, and ensuring we did this properly and legally, but a conclusion has finally been reached.

As a group we are proud to announce the Perseverance Burn Survivor Scholarship, Valiance Burn Survivor Scholarship, and Burn Treatment Professionals Educational Scholarship which will all be housed and funded through the Burn Foundation. The purpose of the East Coast Burn Scholarship Project is to organize funding for these annual scholarships.

If you are interested in assisting with fundraising and/or organizational needs feel free to contact me. We invite you to view the different tabs on this webpage to gain more information on each individual scholarship and donation possibilities!

Thank you,

Dave Smiley Jr.