Scholar Connection


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 from fellow schoars, as one on one Mentoring,  where they can find tips to aid in navigating through college.

  • FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP COUNSELING: Staff members work with Scholars as requested to assess their financial aid strategy now and in the future.

  • SCHOLAR CARE AND HOUSING NEEDS: The Foundation ensures that Scholars raised in foster care or Low-Income situations are supported during their winter and spring breaks.

  • INTERNSHIPS: The Foundation offers Scholars meaningful internship opportunities, which are supported by companies throughout the city, as well as Smith Graduate Connection. These internships will provide experiences and skills that will help Scholars succeed in their careers post-college.

  • SUPPORT AND REFERRAL SERVICES: The Foundation provides 24/7 Mentoring support as well as assisting with REQUIRED University Counseling to a special College Counselor to assist Scholars facing emotional, personal, legal, or financial obstacles.

  • PERSONAL CONTACT: Smith staff keeps in regular contact with Scholars via email, phone, letters and cards, and social media.

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