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A Culture of Care >> Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.

Here for Every Voice

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As a leader in higher education, Smith is committed to dismantling the financial barriers that can deter even the most promising students from applying to college; students should not have to fear that their economic circumstances will prevent them from being accepted in spite of their academic qualifications. That’s why Smith has launched an ambitious initiative: to raise $200 million in endowed scholarship aid. Together, we can ensure that every qualified student from every walk of life can experience a Smith education. Please join us in leveling the playing field.

 

By raising $200 million in endowed scholarship aid, 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.

 

Meeting Financial Needs

First-Generation Students

20%

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

Average Smith Grant

$48,000

The average need-based grant to Smith students.

Students Receiving Financial Aid

69%

The percentage of students who receive financial aid from Smith

Federal Aid

22%

The percentage of students receiving federal Pell grants.

 

An Ambitious Vision

“Too often, economic inequality leads to educational inequality. I want to ensure access to Smith for every ambitious prospective student from every walk of life.”—Kathleen McCartney, President of Smith College

ABOUT PRESIDENT MCCARTNEY

Kathy McCartney Portrait

 

Contact

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