Scholarship Example Application

General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Smith Scholarship. Please use the secure form below to tell us more about yourself and your interest in this scholarship opportunity. If you have any questions or issues with your application, please send us an email at

Please note: This application does not have a save and return feature. Please be prepared to complete the entire application in one sitting.

The Smith Scholarship General Information

The Mission

The Smith Scholarship Foundation was created in 2010 to support rising seniors pursue their higher education goals in music. Founded by the Smith Family, the scholarship honors the late Victoria L. Smith who was a dedicated cellist up until her passing in 2009. Each year at the Smith Foundation Gala in November, the recipient of the scholarship is awarded and given the opportunity to play in front of the audience.

Contact Information

First Name:   Last Name:  

Address:  City: 

State:  Zip: 

Phone:  Email: 

We are committed to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarship opportunity. In order for us to understand who is applying for this scholarship, it would help us if you answered these demographic questions. 

If you would rather not share this information please select ‘prefer not to say.’ 

Please select your gender:  

How do you publicly self-identify?


  If you checked Multi-Racial/ Multi-Ethnic, please check all that apply.

How did you hear about this opportunity? Check all that apply. 


Requirements to Apply:

  • Applicant must be an active musician either in the school orchestra or a private orchestra
  • Applicant must attend a 2-year or 4-year post-secondary education
  • Applicant must pursue a college degree
  • Applicant must complete the application questions below


Scholarship Application Questions

Are you applying as a student-athlete or general student?  

Please indicate your 2-year or 4-year post-secondary education institution: 

Please Upload your High School Transcript and GPA:



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Teacher/Community Member Recommendations

Please provide two letters of recommendation. One from a High School staff member and one from a peer.

Recommendation #1- High School Staff Member

Full Name:  


Relationship to Applicant:  

Recommendation #2- Community Member (Music Coach, Boss/Peer, Church member)

Full Name:  


Relationship to Applicant:  


Short Answer Application Questions

Question 1 (100-word maximum)

Who was your childhood hero?

Question 2 (300-word maximum)

What does success mean to you?

Question 3 (500-word maximum)

Tell us about an adversity or challenge in your life and how you worked, or are working, to overcome it.



Thank you for completing your application.

The Smith Scholarship Committee looks forward to learning about you.

Once you submit your application, you will be able to download a PDF version of your submission by clicking on the blue box at the bottom right of your screen. Please save a copy for your records. Once your application is in process, you should receive an email confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact

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