Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was started in 1954 in honor of Clare Davis Parker ’27. Thanks to the generosity of local Smith alumnae, the Smith Club of Colorado (SCOC) has made regular contributions to the Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund to support current Smith students from Colorado.

Between January 2016 – June 2017, we raised over $42,000 for the Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund, thanks in large part to matching funds from Betsy Parker Powell ’60 and an anonymous local alumna. Help us continue this amazing track record of support!

For our annual donation drive in 2022, please support the Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund, which benefits current students from Colorado. Financial aid is needed now more than ever. We’ve already raised over $5,000 this fiscal year. Help us hit our goal of $7,500 by the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2022.

Clare Davis Parker '27

Clare Davis Parker ’27

How Can You Participate

There are several ways you can support future Colorado Smithies.

  • Donate to the Clare Davis Parker Scholarship fund right now online.
  • Send a check to Smith Club of Colorado, c/o Tanya Mathews, 2030 South Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80210.
  • Give to Smith directly with an online gift form at: First, fill out your contact information. Then, under “Gift Purpose and Amount” select “Other Designations,” enter an amount, and leave the drop-down menu blank. Finally, under “Gift Details,” enter the name of the fund in the “Comments” box: “Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund.”

Whatever giving vehicle you choose, please make sure to indicate that the gift is designated for the “Clare Davis Parker Scholarship Fund.”

Thank you so much for your support!

About Clare Davis Parker ’27 and Betsy Parker Powell ’60

Clare Davis Parker '27

Clare Davis Parker ’27

Clare Davis Parker graduated from Smith College in 1927. She graduated from University of Colorado Law School in 1930 – the only woman to pass the Colorado Bar exam that year! She was also President of the Colorado Smith Club. Organizations she was involved with include the Junior League of Denver, Girl Scout Council, Denver Botanic Gardens, Friends of Denver Public Libraries and other civic groups.

Betsy Parker Powell returned to Denver briefly after graduating from Smith in 1960 and graduate school in 1963. She now lives in Massachusetts and continues her mother’s legacy of civic involvement and leadership.