SMITHTOWN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
The Smithtown College Scholarship Committee is a nonprofit organization founded to provide scholarships for further education to graduating seniors from Smithtown High School. The organization is comprised of members from the local community and school district. Through a variety of events and activities, the committee raises funds to award scholarships to graduating seniors.
Who is eligible?
All current graduating seniors who attend Smithtown High School are eligible. They must submit the completed application to the guidance department by May 2, 2014.
How are winners selected?
Winners will be selected anonymously (student name is removed from all application materials and student is assigned a code number) by a judging committee comprised of officers and members of the Smithtown College Scholarship Committee. The judges will evaluate eligible studentsí high school records in relation to their goals, school and community service, financial need, and other significant information. Winners will be notified by early June. The award ceremony will be held on June 16, 2014. No materials will be returned to the candidate.
Financial need is a significant factor in the committee's evaluation. If you have applied for financial aid, please attach a copy of your SAR Report (from the FAFSA) and your estimated family contribution (EFC). If you have not applied for financial aid, you may wish to submit a signed copy of your parentsí income tax return. You MUST submit a copy of the award letter from the college you plan to attend.
How much is the scholarship?
Each recipient will receive an equal scholarship. Past scholarships have been between $1,500 and $2,000. Scholarship checks will be disbursed directly to the student when the treasurer of the Smithtown College Scholarship Committee receives confirmation that the student has been enrolled full time at the school identified in the application.