Larry Regan Smart stated his desire was to help LSSU students attain a college degree. Through his trust he named LSSU as a residual beneficiary that created the Larry Regan Smart Scholarship Endowment. Upon his death in December 2013, his legacy gift is the largest contribution and biggest bequest in Lake Superior State University’s history. A conversationalist who was known for his great wit, Smart was a keen observer of world events, and an astute investor. Throughout his life, he believed in the importance of education, and as he was finalizing his trust, he knew naming LSSU would make a tremendous difference to Michigan’s smallest public university — a difference that would create an everlasting legacy and change lives. Mr. Smart’s desire was to make the scholarship criteria as easy as possible for students to apply. Students may major in any course of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need.