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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.


With your partnership, we will open Smith’s gates to the best minds. We will create opportunities that didn’t exist before. We will educate the next generation of women leaders who will use their voices to lift communities, change policies, disrupt convention and create a more just and equitable world. Making a difference is what Smithies do best.


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: 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2020

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