In the wake of Credit Card's death, Arkansas State University says generous donations rolled in, with benefactors offering to purchase a horse for Smith.
Grateful for the offers and the positive outpouring, he declined the offers, but recognized an opportunity to turn his loss into a positive.
"Cowboys don't take handouts, but so many hearts were strong about donating. A scholarship fund was set up in Credit Card's honor," he said. "It not only creates an opportunity to change someone's life, it makes him immortal. His name carries on in a positive way."