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The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is a joint venture between Metro Nashville Public Schools and Vanderbilt University. In addition to these partners, the SSMV relies on the generosity of foundations and individuals to carry out its commitments to high school education and research.

This unique program is limited to 26 students per grade, and only those attending an MNPS school are eligible. To ensure every qualified student who is chosen can participate, there is no charge for the program.

Donors to The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt are essential partners in sustaining and strengthening our mission. By making a gift to the SSMV, you help sustain and strengthen the linkages between Vanderbilt and public school education, directly impacting the students in our Nashville community.

How You Can Contribute:

Please consider making a gift by:

Credit card: Use one of our secure online giving links below.


A note that you must choose the last option on the donation page, “I’d like to search for a different option” and type the name of the fund () in the search box.

SSMV General (School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt)

SSMV Senior Class Gift  (SSMV Senior Fund)

Young Scientist Research Journal (Young Scientist Journal)


Check: Make a gift payable to Vanderbilt University with “School for Science and Math”, “SSMV Senior Fund”, or “Young Scientist Journal” named in the memo section of your check and send it to:

Peabody College Office of Annual Giving
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

Link your Kroger Plus Card to the SSMV

Supporting the SSMV has never been easier – just swipe your Kroger Plus Card when shopping at Kroger!

Here’s how to enroll:
1. Visit
2. Sign in to your online account, or create an account
3. Find the SSMV by searching for The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt or by entering the code PC005, and click “Enroll”

You’ll start earning rewards for the SSMV right away!