SMU is dedicated to making a high-quality education affordable, regardless of a student’s family circumstances or income level. More than 70 percent of the students who attend SMU receive some form of financial assistance or scholarships.
The Lyle School of Engineering offers engineering-specific scholarships to undergraduate students such as the J. Lindsay Embrey Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Engineering Fellows Scholarship. These may be granted in combination with any of the general university wide scholarships described by theOffice of Financial Aid.
Applying for Lyle School of Engineering Scholarships
The key to getting a Lyle School of Engineering scholarship is to apply for SMU admission by January 15 of your senior year of high school. If engineering or computer science is listed as your first choice major on your admissions application, you will be automatically considered for an engineering scholarship. Lyle School of Engineering scholarships range up to $10,000 per year.
Here are the criteria used to award School of Engineering scholarships:
- High School credentials (grades, entrance test scores/SAT, leadership experience, range of personal accomplishments, extracurricular activities) as evaluated by the Engineering Undergraduate Recruitment Office.
- Scholarships are solely based on merit. Family finances are not a factor.
- All scholarships are competitive.
- Scholarships are renewable for four years, provided that full-time engineering enrollment and a 3.0 GPA are maintained.
A recent survey of our Lyle School of Engineering class of 2014 showed that about 75% of our students chose SMU because their financial aid packages made SMU's price comparable to the price of a state school.