December Financial Aid Challenge 2021

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The gift of education is the greatest gift you can give to the next generation. 

Financial aid has the power to change the trajectory of a life and open a world of possibilities. Every day, we hear stories from Smithies whose lives were transformed because of scholarship support. 

Laisha Aniceto ’23 is the first in her family to go to college. With limited means, the celebration of Smith’s acceptance letter was short-lived. Would she have to turn down this opportunity? Could her family afford to send her?

Yes, in fact, they could—thanks to a generous financial aid package made possible by you and other donors. Every dollar you give in financial aid directly impacts a Smith student, including Laisha.

“In my hometown, a high school diploma is the highest degree completed by most individuals. Because of financial aid, I have been able to break this cycle, and I inspired other high schoolers in my community to do the same. The scholarship has opened a whole new world not only for me and my family but for students who were also told that college was an impossible dream.”

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.

Your donation, combined with those from others, will empower hundreds of Smith students like Laisha to launch bright futures. 

Please give this season's most powerful gift. 

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Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19591$100
19601$100
19621$200
19631$100
19653$1,450
19663$2,600
19671$1,000
19681$100
19692$400
19712$150
19722$600
19744$475
1975 (matching donations!)3$2,625
19771$100
19781$150
19791$200
19801$50
19812$300
19842$2,050
19851$100
19861$100
19871$100
19882$30
19894$275
19902$175
19924$750
19932$550
19943$770
19952$150
19971$300
19981$250
19993$450
20001$100
20011$50
20022$400
20042$525
20054$270
20061$50
20082$250
2009 (matching donations!)4$130
20101$100
20111$100
20121$20
20153$550
20161$25
20171$100
20181$300
20191$15
20201$10
20221$250
20252$300
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