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May 12, 2008

Smith College Scholarship Program Expands to Holyoke

NORTHAMPTON, Mass – Nearly a decade after Smith College launched a successful scholarship program for qualified applicants from Springfield, the college is expanding its program to include the City of Holyoke.

As part of the expansion, Smith will offer an additional full scholarship – raising the total to four – each year to area students who have demonstrated academic achievements and contributions to their schools and communities. (Read about this year's recipients.)

Springfield Scholars and sisters MyDzung Chu '09 (left) and Hong-Hang Chu '07 study together.

The program takes effect for students applying for the 2009-2010 academic year. The full-tuition scholarships cover each recipient’s entire tuition for four years and are the centerpiece of the Smith Springfield and Holyoke Partnership, which strengthens ties between the college and the two Western Massachusetts cities.

“Smith is committed to providing access to the best education to bright and talented young women whether they must travel thousands of miles or 16 miles to campus,” said Debra Shaver, director of admission. “Local students enrich the Smith experience and we hope they will use their talents to benefit their communities as well.”

On May 14, the Smith Office of Admission will offer a program for guidance counselors from Springfield and Holyoke. Holyoke maintains two public high schools, the Dean Technical High School and Holyoke High School.

Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. By linking the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, Smith is developing leaders for society’s challenges. Smith is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the country, enrolling 2,600 students from nearly every state and 61 other countries.


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