The Foundation has awarded over 350 partial and full scholarships investing over $15 million in funding and support programs since 2005. When SSF was founded, it received Governmental Recognition as the largest private scholarship program exclusively for Alabama students.
Graduating Alabama seniors, including home schooled students, are encouraged to apply for the Smith Scholarship early. Applications are reviewed multiple times to ascertain the applicant’s financial need, academic merit, commitment to volunteer, community service, and/or assistance to family members. Key factors include the student’s success in overcoming financial, physical, or other obstacles demonstrating both their commitment to pursue an education and their dedication to helping others with true compassion and empathy.
Scholars will be awarded both partial and full scholarships ranging from $500 to $15,000 per year with additional opportunities including dorm packs, computer, Mentoring, counseling programs, professional preparation, and assistance with internships and co-ops as well as professional attire.
- 2.5 Minimum GPA
- Must currently be in high school
- For residents of the following states: Alabama
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Test scores required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required
- Community Service Required
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Donor: J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation
The organization provides scholarships to Alabama high school graduating seniors for attendance at a qualified four year Alabama institution. Recipients are chosen based on their volunteer work or assistance to family members.Website