"Alabama Scholarships for Service, Not Just Grades"


Jordan Romine 2013 Smith Scholar- University of Montevallo

Posted On April 26, 2014

One year ago today my life was changed forever. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was expecting results some time that week, and kept refreshing the Smith web page all Monday. All day I did not exit out of that webpage. Tuesday April 23, 2013 came, I woke up and immediately checked the smith foundation website (Like they were going to post finalist late at night or something). I went to school, and anxiously waited....

Donald Morgan (Alabama A&M University)

Posted On March 19, 2014

The Internship Advantage of Smith Scholar Donald Morgan Transforms Knowledge into Professional Competence.

The Smith Scholarship Foundation knows that academics are one of many important elements that go into preparing students for fulfilling professional and civic lives. In fact, the transition from college to professional career hinges much more on demonstrated job preparedness than academic perfection. According to a 2009 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 35% of employers’ fulltime, entrylevel college hires came from their internship programs. Among other development activities, The Smith...

Steven Tyree (University of Alabama)

Posted On March 19, 2014

  Smith Scholarship Foundation supports a diverse array of students who, naturally, pursue wide-ranging degrees. We do our best to point them toward degrees and careers that accent their passions and unique life-experiences. This week we feature Steven Tyree, a 2010 Smith Scholarship recipient who has chosen to major in Mechanical Engineering. We asked Steven to narrate us through his journey toward a self-fulfilling degree and soon-to-be career SSF:  Could you tell us about your background, the forces and interests that shaped...

Samantha Banks (University of Alabama)

Posted On December 13, 2013

You majored in What?

Smith Scholarship Senior Samm Banks Proves That You are What Makes Your Major Relevant.

The economic difficulties of recent years have adults asking college students more than ever “what are you going to do with that,” especially when it comes to less vocational degrees. Samm Banks (2010 recipient) knows this all too well. She is soon to graduate with a degree in American Studies from University of Alabama.“ I spend a lot of time shrugging...

Elizabeth Boyle of Shades Valley High Awarded Smith Scholarship

Posted On May 20, 2013

On May 11, 2013, the Smith Scholarship Foundation, established by the late Mignon C. Smith, awarded seventeen (17) scholarships to Alabama high school seniors for attendance at in-state universities.

Mignon C. Crockard addressed the new recipients, challenging each to take advantage of the award and remain true to the Founder’s ideals of individuality and giving back to one’s community.

The Board of Directors of the Foundation honored Ms. Crockard by presenting her with her great-grandmother’s portrait and...