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Students enrolled at Smith College may apply for the following aid. A limited amount of funding is available to undergraduate Smith students in need for emergencies, special programs and some unanticipated events. These funds are limited and in most cases will not cover the entire cost of an event or emergency. Please note all the information provided within each document, especially submission deadlines and locations.

How to Apply for Smith Funding

The Wurtele Center for Work & Life offers advice on how to apply for funding.

Available Funds

For an outline of all the funds available, see the Grid of Available Funding for Smith Undergraduates on the Dean of the College website.

Offices and departments also offer discretionary funds.

The Smith Students' Aid Society offers grants and emergency funding for needs not being met by Smith College financial aid, including emergency/medical expenses; fine arts course supplies; interterm and spring break trips; summer study; and to assist with seniors' expenses in finding work or education "Beyond Smith."

Textbook Assistance
Smith expects all students to budget for books as part of their financial planning for college. Students whose book costs exceed their budgeted allowance may apply for aid from several sources on campus. Funds are awarded as book credit usable at the Grécourt Bookstore in the Campus Center.

Applications for textbook funding for undergraduate students are available on the Smith Students' Aid Society website. Applications for Ada Comstock Scholars are available on the Dean of the College website.

Magic Funds for Ada Comstock Scholars
Magic Grants are intended to help Ada Comstock Scholars reach their highest potential by underwriting some of the expenses associated with internships, independent research and travel, creative and artistic projects, and the development of innovative ideas and business plans. See the Dean of the College website for more information.

Alumnae Scholarship
Seniors and alumnae beginning their first year of graduate study are eligible to apply for an Alumnae Scholarship. Awards are based on merit within the department of one's major. Students who receive awards are expected to pursue full-time graduate study.

Alumnae Scholarship Information

Spring 2014 Application (PDF)

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