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Horace Smith Fund: Walter S. Barr Fellowships

February 1, 0


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Executive Secretary, The Horace Smith Fund

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These awards for full time study beyond the Bachelor’s Degree are made annually to Hampden County, Massachusetts residents selected by the Fellowship Committee. Awards are made on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and other pertinent information.


The following items constitute a complete application:

1. Application form.
2. Confidential Financial Statement.
3. Official College transcript(s).
4. Scores on Graduate Record Examination or other professional school tests.
5. Three reference forms.

You are responsible for sending items 1 and 2 directly to:

The Horace Smith Fund, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

You are responsible for having items 3, 4 and 5 sent directly to The Horace Smith Fund from your college(s), the testing service and your referees. We will not accept these items directly from you.

Helpful Hints:

The Educational Testing Service code number for Barr Fellowship is 0017.

Your college handles hundreds of requests to have transcripts sent to many agencies. Make your request in writing as soon as you receive these forms and keep a copy of your letter in case you need to telephone later. Not even your college is perfect! The same applies to the ETS and your referees. Give them plenty of time.

Fill out the top part of the reference forms before you give them to your referees. Choose people you know well who can evaluate your ability and promise.

Call the Horace Smith Fund Office at 413-739-4222 before February 1st to check that all items have been received.

The deadline for completed application is February 1st. We will not read applications until they are all complete.

After you have submitted your application you should keep us up-to-date on any changes. For example, if you are admitted to graduate school after February 1st you should notify us.

Barr Fellowship grants are for full-time graduate study only. Under no conditions will the grant be paid to you or any agency other than the College/University you are attending.

Applications are available online by using the link below or by mail by contacting the Horace Smith Fund between September 1 and February 1 for the coming academic year. Applications should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, the Horace Smith Fund, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.

Application is avaiable at: