Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds help donors give the gift of education. Scholarship Funds can be established either through direct donations or in honor of a loved one.  Donors can help establish the criteria for the scholarship selection towards a specific institution, field of study, or student profile. 

Currently, there are no established Scholarship Funds through the Smith County Community Foundation. However, Smith Center High School seniors may apply for the Kelling-Tomlinson Scholarship held at the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

For more information about that scholarship, please contact Scholarship Coordinator Jessica Martin at 785-823-1800 or jessicamartin@gscf.org.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund through SCCF, click here or contact the Foundation.

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