A limited number of entering students are selected to the Dedman College Scholars Program each year. Selection is competitive and based upon academic merit. To be considered, a student must be admitted to SMU as a first-year student whose primary major lies within Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. After a review of admitted applicants, a select number of students are invited to apply to the Dedman College Scholars Program. The application process consists of a written application followed by an interview with the finalists by a committee of Dedman College faculty, staff, and current Dedman College Scholars. Those selected to join the Dedman College Scholars Program are contacted in mid- to late March.
The Dedman College Scholars who entered SMU in the Fall of 2012 had an average SAT (math and critical reading) of 1440 and an average GPA of 3.86 in a challenging high school curriculum as well as extracurricular involvement.
The Dedman College Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships annually for four years provided the student maintains a 3.3 GPA, full-time enrollment in a Dedman College major,and engages in an approved research project.