Hillcrest High School
Purpose of the Fund: Originally established by Springfield Council of PTAs in 1993 to honor a respected Springfield PTA leader, Helen Smith. Helen served as Council president 1969-1971, and as Missouri PTA president 1989-1991. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating SPS senior who plans to enroll in an accredited full course of study in teacher education at a Missouri liberal arts college or university; this scholarship is rotated annually among the Springfield R-12 high schools. Recipient must show need for financial assistance and be determined by the high school’s staff scholarship committee.
In order to apply for the PTA Helen Smith Scholarship, you must answer yes to the following:
- Are you a graduating senior from Springfield Public Schools?
- Are you accepted to a Missouri liberal arts college or university?
- Do you have financial need? (this should be addressed in your essay.)
- Are you planning to pursue a degree in education?