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Transfer Merit Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who have completed 50 transferable hours with a minimum 3.50 GPA. (24 of the 50 hours must be completed post-high school graduation.) Credits earned by exam, such as AP, IB, or CLEP tests, are not factored into GPA or transferable credit for scholarship consideration.
- Transfer Merit Scholarships are limited to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.
- Transfer scholarships are renewable for up to five terms as a full-time student with a 3.0 SMU cumulative GPA.
- Transfer students who have 30 or fewer hours may be considered for some first-year academic-based scholarships based on high school academic performance.
North Texas Community College Scholarship
This scholarship awards 10 full-tuition scholarships for up to five terms to students transferring from Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Trinity Valley, Navarro and Tarrant County community college districts and completing their admission application by April 1 (fall-term entrants only). This scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA are maintained.
- Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours with a minimum 3.70 transferable GPA.
- Submit an essay. This is a personal statement. We want to get to know you and understand your goals and ambitions.
- Submit 2-3 letters of recommendation.
- Submit an extracurricular résumé.
You can submit all of your materials within your personalized status page 24-48 hours after submitting your application. You will receive an email with the login instructions. All NTCC application materials must be received by April 15.
Selection is based on the student’s academic profile, demonstrated leadership, community involvement and unique life experiences. Candidates are selected and interviewed individually by the University Committee.
Timeline for North Texas Community College Scholarship SelectionApril 1
- SMU Application Deadline. Submit your SMU Transfer Application Online using the SMU Application, The Common Application, ApplyTexas, or Apply Coalition with SCOIR
- Once you have submitted your SMU Application, log into your status page (you will receive login instructions within 24-48 hours) to submit your NTCC Scholarship Application and upload your essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and extra-curricular/personal resume. Your NTCC application and ALL supplemental materials must be uploaded by April 15.
- Final Spring College Transcript Due
- Committee reads files and selects interviewees
- Interviewees notified by phone of interview date and time
- Interviews held
- Recipient selection by interview committee. Winners and non-winners notified by phone.
Honor Transfer Scholarships
Students with at least 50 transferable credit hours and a minimum 3.70 GPA who are transferring from two- or four-year institutions in the fall or spring term are eligible for half-tuition for up to five terms. The scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and 3.00 GPA are maintained. All students who meet the requirements and have been accepted to the University will automatically be considered for the scholarship.
- Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours
- Minimum 3.70 transferable GPA
Transfer Merit Scholarships
Students with a 3.5 transferable GPA and at least 50 transferable credit hours transferring from a 2-or 4- year college are eligible for $1,500 per term for up to five terms. Fall- and spring-term entrants are eligible, and the scholarship is renewable if full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA are maintained. All students who meet requirements and have been accepted to the University will automatically be considered for the scholarship.
- Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours
- Minimum 3.50 transferable GPA
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Supplemental Scholarship
The PTK scholarship is the only scholarship that requires the submission of the PTK Honor Scholarship application form with an advisor's signature. The application for admission serves as the scholarship application for all other scholarships.
The Phi Theta Kappa honor society awards $2,000 per year to its members transferring to SMU to be used as a supplemental scholarship to the Honor Transfer Scholarship (half-tuition) or the Transfer Merit Scholarship ($3,000). Twenty awards are granted in fall and ten awards are granted in spring. The PTK scholarship is renewable for up to five terms if full-time enrollment and a 3.00 GPA are maintained.
Must be active member of Phi Theta Kappa at your current two-year college.
- Must have completed at least 50 transferable credit hours with a minimum 3.50 cumulative transferable GPA.
- Additionally students must be aU.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this scholarship.
- Two letters of academic recommendation, which can be emailed to email@example.com.
- Submit the PTK Honor Scholarship application form. (You will need to know the name and email address of your PTK advisor to complete the application form.)
Candidates are selected based on PTK membership, demonstrated leadership, community service and submitted materials including essay, letters of recommendation and application information.
Deadline is April 1 for fall entry or November 1 for spring entry.
Erin Tierney Kramp (ETK) Scholarship
Annually two recipients of the Dallas College Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Endowed Scholarship are chosen to continue their college education at SMU. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and fees for five semesters. Students must indicate that they are ETK recipients within their application. If more than two recipients apply, a faculty panel will interview the candidates.
Complete at least 50 transferable credit hours
Minimum 3.50 transferable GPA
Deadline is April 1 for fall entry.
The Dallas Noyce Scholars Program
The Dallas Noyce Scholars Program provides scholarships to students who want to become middle and high school teachers in the Dallas area.
Noyce Scholars receive $30,000 for Junior and Senior years at SMU, with additional merit-and-need-based scholarships available. During that time, students earn a double major in mathematics and education and begin teaching in a local school, with a commitment to continue teaching for four years in a high-needs school.
After completing coursework, Noyce Scholars work as student teachers or teacher interns in Dallas schools under the supervision of SMU faculty. After completing their student teaching or internships, Noyce Scholars are certified to teach in Texas public schools, and the program assists with placement options within Dallas ISD.
For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.smu.edu/Simmons/Research/Noyce.