Community ScholarshipsSmith Family Foundation – Sowing Into the City of Trenton

Cultivating youth to transform their communities and impact the world.

The staff and trustees of the Smith Family Foundation Of New Jersey are proud to partner with other local organization to offer community scholarships. These scholarships welcomes applications from diverse age groups, from high school seniors who are determined to be the change they want to see in their communities, to ageing seniors looking to continue their lifelong learning. Each community scholarship may have unique criteria so please read descriptions well.

We currently offer 2 community scholarships:

The Hazel and Ralph McMillan H . Scholarship

The Hazel and Ralph McMillan Scholarship

is established to provide financial

assistance to highly motivated, African American graduates from New Jersey traditional Public

Schools who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Hazel and Ralph McMillan were born in the south and relocated with their families to New York

where they met, married and began their family before moving to New Jersey. They both highly

valued education and higher education, though not having the opportunity to pursue higher

education in their youth. They did so in later years and inculcated in their children the importance

family, education, and community. They made a tremendous impact on the lives of their children,

family and community with their love, guidance, encouragement, and compassion for those less

fortunate. They never lost sight of their humble beginnings and the need to help others achieve their

personal best. This scholarship honors their legacy of academic achievement, community service,

and success through perseverance.




2020-2021 Academic Year Deadline:

May 30, 2020

Scholarship aid may be used only to cover expenses billed directly by the College/University (e.g.

tuition, fees, room and board, books and materials). Payments are made directly to the financial aid

office on behalf of students. Awards are renewable, but require reapplication.

Scholarship Recipient Selection:

A Selection Committee will review application packets and select the finalist(s). Two awardee(s) will

be notified by telephone and letter.


African American male or female and U.S. citizen

Matriculation and enrollment at a HBCU

Sophomore or junior status with a cumulative GPA and major GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Enrollment at a HBCU for the full academic year 2020-2021

Full-time, undergraduate enrollment (12 semester hours or equivalent) for academic year

Demonstrated financial need (aid received does not cover or exceed educational expenses)

Engagement in community and civic service activities

"Promoting academic achievement, community service and success through perseverance."

Adult Trade School Scholarship

Each applicant seeking an Adult Trade School Scholarship must have a be at least 18 years old. Awardees will receive $500 in the fall semester.