From: Kim Burgett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:24 AM
To: Jesse Hooks
Subject: Real Scholarships for Real Students
Dear Guidance Counselors and School Officials:
We need your support for the Smith Scholarships. Applications were not received from several counties last year.
The Smith Scholarship Foundation is a private operating Foundation established by Mignon C. Smith. Miss Smith, who never had children of her own, wanted to give students who had helped others in their community, or their families, a chance to receive a college education. Since its inception in 2005, The Smith Foundation has awarded over 100 full scholarships to Alabama high school seniors. Our Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider awarding scholarships in the State of Alabama.
The Smith Foundation Scholarships are designed to help young Alabamians obtain a higher education and fulfill their personal goals to become leaders and give back to their communities. Applications will be accepted from August 15, 2013 to January 15, 2014 for funding in fall 2014.
This is a “Last Dollar Scholarship” providing up to $15,000 per year, renewable for four years to a qualified Alabama institution of higher learning, after all other financial aid is applied. The Smith Scholarship provides funding for tuition, room/board, books, study abroad opportunities, dorm pack, business attire, mentors available 24/7, emergency assistance and professional advancement seminars while requiring a high degree of accountability and continued self-assessment from its recipients.
The qualifications are simple: 1) must be a graduating Alabama high school senior; 2) must have a minimum of a C+ grade point average; 3) planning to attend an approved 4-year public college in the State of Alabama – Nursing majors may attend an accredited two year institution; and 4) significant contribution to family or community. There is no ACT minimum, however, the applicant must have taken the ACT or do so before an award can be made.
I encourage you to help us find deserving students who have exhibited a dedication and sense of integrity through their volunteer, community service work or assistance to their family. We are seeking those students who have struggled against the odds whether it is financial, home life or disabilities and proven they are willing to help those around them.
All of your qualified seniors are invited to apply. We have had many students and parents tell us that our information has not been provided to them because they were not in the top ten percent of their class. This is the scholarship for those students who have potential, but may not qualify for traditional test and grade based scholarships. We want to reach those students who would not otherwise be able to attend college.
Approximately 15 new scholarships will be awarded in April. The deadline for Applications is January 15, 2014.
We want to encourage your students to complete the online application now available on our website at www.smithscholarships.com.
Our website addresses and contact information:
The Smith Scholarship Foundation
400 Caldwell Trace
Indian Springs Village, Alabama 35242
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Ahrian Tyler Dudley
Mission Statement: To provide a legacy of learning to those students who have given back to their community through volunteer work and assistance to family. To assist those students in becoming productive members of society who possess independence, morality and outstanding accountability. To encourage these leaders of the future to devote their talents and education for their community, state and nation by providing their fellow man with an example of compassionate citizenship.
The Smith Scholarship Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) private operating foundation, exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code