Smith Challenge

These scholarships are awarded annually by the Albion High School Alumni Foundation to students entering the second year of college.  The awards were made possible through gifts from the Edwin J. and Blanche K. Smith Foundation, Inc.  All recipients of first-year scholarships from the Alumni Foundation are eligible.  Preference is given to students pursuing a course of study in engineering or science. We award two scholarships at $1,000 each. Selection Criteria: Students submit a letter outlining their progress in college. This letter and grades are the primary factors. The recipients are announced at Class Night, but they are not called to the stage. Who Selects: Selection committee Criteria to Earn: Successful completion of the second year of college (24 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher). First awarded in 1994. Funding: Fully funded.