…New York Times
The Smith Scholarship Foundation is an intensive accountability program providing funding and one-on-one mentoring that requires continued self-assessment and goal planning to optimize college funding collectively for all of our scholars. Our program requires active leadership and cultural experience to foster community service and social accountability.
Students are chosen from a competitive application process of more than 1, 000 annual applications. Those selected must have demonstrated an ability to overcome adversity and hardship and succeed in contradiction to the odds with a selfless commitment to give back to others while continuing to meet personal challenges to become independent self-sufficient young adults.