James R. Smith Scholarship Program
Education is a cornerstone of the Shareholder Services Association. The SSA has established the James R. Smith Scholarship Program to assist members' children and grandchildren who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable $1500 scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.The application period is generally from November 1 to January 15 each year. Participation in the program is open to dependent children and grandchildren of SSA members.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.
Katie Couric recently featured Scholarship America's founder, Dr. Irving Fradkin, on Katie, her national daytime talk show. Please visit the Katie Videos Page to see a recording of this interview. Through partners like the Shareholder Services Association, Scholarship America has distributed $3 billion in scholarships, education assistance and emergency assistance to two million students.
2013 Scholarship Award:
Hannah Lyon has been selected as the 2013 James R. Smith Scholarship recipient by Scholarship Management Services, the independent organization that administers the program on behalf of the SSA. Read more about Hannah.
The application period is from November 1 to January 15. Applicants not selected in a previous year can reapply if still qualified.
Read about our previous scholarship recipients
2012 - Cara Burke
2011 - Brooke Rudden
2010 - Patrick Feeney
2009 - Matt Witman
2008 - Alicia Trezza
2007 - Heather A. Marsh
2006 - Allison Kirksey
2005 - Samantha O'Leary