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
  • Submit a copy of your SMU transcript through the most recent completed semester; a copy of your DPR will work 
  • In 500 words or less, describe your short and long-range goals, both academic and professional 
  • Secure two letters of recommendation from SMU faculty members in your major 

  • 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 on Monday, April 20, 2015.
  • 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 and submit all application materials to or turn in at Dallas Hall, 2nd floor Dean's Suite. Professors can submit letters of recommendation to as well. We award departmental scholarships once a year, typically before the beginning of the fall semester and are awarded for the fall and spring semesters.