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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.

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Here for Every Voice

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According to the Institute for Higher Education Policy, nearly eight out of 10 families cannot afford college. That’s why Smith College has launched an ambitious initiative: to raise $75 million for scholarship aidTogether, we will give voice to students of all backgrounds. Please join us in ensuring that cost is never an obstacle for any Smithie.

December 2020 Giving Challenge

The Gift of Education Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give to the Next Generation

We believe no Smithie should have to sacrifice their dreams of an exceptional education because of financial hardship–and with your help, they don’t have to. The Smith Fund is challenging the Smith community to raise 3,100 donations in 31 days for scholarship aid. Throughout December, all donations, no matter the size, will go directly toward keeping a Smith education accessible and affordable.

Federal Aid


The percentage of students receiving federal Pell grants.

Students Receiving Financial Aid


The percentage of students who receive financial aid from Smith.

Average Smith Grant


The average need-based grant to Smith students.

First-Generation Students


The percentage of students at Smith who are first-generation.


Here To Re-Frame

“As the first in my family to attend college, I consider myself lucky. In today’s knowledge economy, without college access there is no level playing field, there is no equity, there is no American dream.”

—Kathleen McCartney, President


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Alumnae Relations & Development
Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-2020

To learn more, please contact:
Betsy Carpenter ’93
Associate Vice President for Development