Student Resources

Merit Scholarships


Are you a current student with a declared major in Dedman College? As a continuing Dedman College student, you are also eligible for scholarship consideration! 

Here are the steps you will need to take to apply:

  • Complete the Dedman College Undergraduate Departmental Scholarship Application (acceptable by email to dedmancollege@smu.edu or turn in at Dallas Hall, 2nd floor Dean’s Suite, office 210) 
  • Submit a copy of your SMU transcript through the most recent complete semester; a copy of your DPR will work (acceptable by email to dedmancollege@smu.edu or turn in at Dallas Hall, 2nd floor Dean’s Suite, office 210)
  • Describe your short and long-range goals, both academic and professional (acceptable by email to dedmancollege@smu.edu or turn in at Dallas Hall, 2nd floor Dean’s Suite, office 210)
  • Secure two letters of recommendation from SMU faculty members in your major (acceptable by email to dedmancollege@smu.edu or turn in at Dallas Hall, 2nd floor Dean’s Suite, office 210)

  • Potential topics to cover in recommendation letters include: the student's potential, goals, research skills, contributions to class discussions, interpersonal skills, leadership ability and extracurricular activities.
Please note:
  • All application materials are due by 5pm, April 25, 2014.
  • You must be declared in at least one Dedman College major to be eligible.
  • All listed application materials must be received by the deadline or you will not be a competitive candidate. No exceptions will be made for late applications.

You can email all questions to dedmancollege@smu.edu. We award departmental scholarships once a year, typically before the beginning of the Fall semester.