Local News


Scholarship program created in honor of 'Jeopardy!' champ Brayden Smith

Posted at 12:09 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 09:03:00-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The parents of a Las Vegas man who died just weeks after winning "Jeopardy!" are creating a scholarship program in his honor.

The Brayden Smith Memorial Fund will help students in Southern Nevada reach their goals in education.

RELATED: 5-time 'Jeopardy!' champion Brayden Smith dies unexpectedly at age 24

Smith was a five-time "Jeopardy!" champion and was also one of the last contestants to appear with host Alex Trebek before Trebek's passing.

Smith was 24 years old.