“As the first in my family to graduate from high school and go on to college, when one of us makes it, we all make it. One light in the dark is all it takes to enlighten the whole room.” – Erik Velasco, Class of 2014, Robert H. Dedman SMU Scholars Program at North Dallas High School Endowment Fund, Margaret Gregory Endowed Student Aid Fund
Giving to the SMU endowment provides the opportunity to change the lives of students and scholars and to create a permanent legacy honoring or memorializing the life and work of an individual or organization.
This support allows SMU to offset the rising cost of higher education by providing a dependable source of income for student and faculty investment and minimizing the need for continued tuition increases. Income from the endowment enables SMU to accomplish its greatest priorities, namely to: