About WDS

The WdS Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 2005 by three friends: David de la Fuente, Terry Smitka, and Tom Waggoner. The Foundation's mission is to assist motivated students to better their own lives, and by doing so, be role models for those in their community.

The funds raised by the WdS Educational Foundation build scholarships that target those students that fall just below the standards for a typical scholarship but still display commendable attributes. We look for future college students who display admirable personal character, academic promise, have financial need, and who generally score between 19 and 26 on the ACT test.