Established by a group of former students in 1890, Smith Clubs provide avenues for Smith College alumnae to connect socially while promoting Smith College around the world. Today, members meet in Smith Clubs across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Smith College Book Awards, sponsored by Smith Clubs, serve to increase awareness of Smith College, to encourage high school girls to include Smith College among their possible college choices, and to reward girls who have achieved academic success and personal achievement during their high school years.
Smith Clubs select high schools for participation in the program. Award winners are selected by guidance counselors or other personnel at each participating high school.
Recipients are awarded a book selected by Smith Club members. Application fees are waived for award-winning students who apply for admission to Smith College.
As a student at Victor High School in Victor, New York, Alexandra Chapman has attained a high level of academic success, receiving the Smith College Book Award in 2011. Miss Chapman is active in a number of extracurricular activities in Victor, New York, including National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Medical Explorers Club, Key Club, and Varsity Club.