"Alabama Scholarships for Service, Not Just Grades"



Posted On July 7, 2021


     With the resurgence of the Covid outbreaks, including the variants that are proving to be extremely transmissible, it is the policy of SSF that no scholar, speaker, or alumni will be permitted to attend SSF events unless they have been fully vaccinated.

     Attendees at SSF events include scholars, staff, and alumni with small children that cannot receive the vaccine and several with immune-compromised health issues.

     This will be the standard policy for SSF until...

2021 Smith Scholars

Posted On April 27, 2021

2021 Smith Scholars (Updated to Reflect Student Acceptance of Awards - 4-27-21)

Michael Amaya-Daniel     Cleburne County High School
Dayland Barsh            Cleburne County High School
Miguel Canseco           Albertville High School
Bryan Cortes             Calera High School
Morgan Craig           ...

2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted On September 21, 2020





Most Common Questions on Application 

Where do I go on the Website to apply? Go to the Smith Scholarship Foundation Website: (www.smithscholarships.com). On the Home Page click on “Apply for the Smith Scholarship Here!  How do I get back on the application? Once you have created an “Account”, remember that your “required” email address and password will be your “Keys” to return to...

Posted On October 21, 2019

My experience with our current admins and counselors is perplexing.  Maria Quintana Garcia, our Smith Scholar in her sophomore year at UAH, was persuaded between her junior and senior year of high school, to sideline her ambitions to become a mechanical engineer and attend Lawson State to become a mechanic by our senior counselor. While that choice would certainly be appropriate for some students, a student with Maria's intellect and drive would have been utterly bored by such a choice. I...

Scholar Connection

Posted On July 23, 2019

  In addition to scholarship support, the Foundation offers a number of services and opportunities to Smith Scholars including:

  • ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: All Scholars who have graduated from college become part of the Alumni community and are eligible for opportunities such as graduate grants and Alumni regional gatherings. Alumni Scholars also give back by providing a diverse range of supports for Current Scholars such as career / internship connections and much more.

  • COLLEGE READINESS AND SCHOLAR SUPPORT TOOLS: Scholars have a personalized Scholar Tutoring...