goal of the Society of Smith Scholars is increasing scholarship funds
for medical students. In 1952 when the scholarship started the average
cost of medical school for a year was around $1,000, including room and board. Today it is
nearly $45,000, including living expenses. In-state tuition in Virginia is $28,000 and up.
In 1952 most Smith scholarships averaged close to $1,000 a student.
For most recipients, they covered the cost of medical school. Today, scholarships range from $3,500 to $6,000 a year. Scholarships continue
to be renewable for up to four years of medical study.
There are many ways you can financially help enhance the legacy of
Florence L. Smith: