The Horace Smith Fund was established in 1989 to help students finance their education and is only available to graduates of Hamden County, MA secondary schools.  Fellowship applicants must be residents of Hampden County, MA or qualified former residents.  The Walter S. Barr Fellowship is for students pursuing a specific post-graduate degree. If that degree program requires more than one year of full time study, the award can be renewed for as many as two additional years, if warranted.  Consideration will be given to both the merit and financial need of the applicant.