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About the Hilltop Scholars Program

The Hilltop Scholars Program is a unique honors program for first-year students only. The program gives high-achieving students with an interest in leadership and service an academic and social community here at SMU.  We offer select courses that HSP students can take together to form a strong academic foundation.  We also host social and cultural events and offer various information sessions from University Advising and other departments to help our students maximize their educational experience on campus.  The program will also provide opportunities for community service projects and philanthropies here in the Dallas area. 

Hilltop Scholars gives some of our best and brightest incoming students the chance to shine early in their college careers and shapes them into campus leaders.