From an extraordinarily talented group of young leaders, approximately 25 students receive the Hunt Leadership Scholarship each year. Eligible students have demonstrated extensive leadership and outstanding academic achievement. The Hunt Leadership Scholars award is for full SMU tuition and fees, less the amount of resident tuition and fees at the leading public school of the student’s state of residency.
To be considered, students must submit this completed online application, including the Hunt Essay, by January 15th of the senior year. In addition, one recommendation from a teacher or counselor that directly and clearly addresses your proven leadership record and potential is required. Your counselor recommendation letter can serve if it clearly addresses leadership, with specific examples.
Please mail any additional letters of recommendation to:
SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275
Admitted students who have fulfilled this requirement are automatically reviewed, and students invited to interview will be notified in the spring. Hunt students typically rank in the top 25% of the graduating class. The middle 50% of this year’s Hunt Scholars scored between 1260 and 1350 on the SAT, and between 30 and 32 on the ACT.