Mustang Scholars

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Mustang Scholars


Achieve Your Dream at SMU

An education at a nationally recognized, private university is more affordable than you think.

The Mustang Scholars program places an SMU education within your reach by combining with other awards to guarantee that SMU tuition and fees are met. There are two scholarships that serve as last-dollar aid to ensure Mustang Scholars receive full tuition and fees to attend SMU.

Dallas County Mustang Scholarship First-Year Enrollment

The Dallas County Mustang Scholarship awards up to ten (10) four-year scholarships available exclusively to students who meet the criteria below and will graduate from a high school located in Dallas County (Texas). This scholarship is for applicants entering SMU as first-year students.

Dallas County Mustang Promise Scholarship Transfer Enrollment

The Dallas County Mustang Promise Scholarship awards up to five (5) two-year scholarships available exclusively to high school seniors who meet the requirements below, have fulfilled the requirements for the Dallas County Promise Program, and plan to earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from DCCCD prior to attending SMU.

Selected students may receive only one of the above mentioned Mustang Scholarships. These awards are “last-dollar” scholarships such that they are combined with all other grants and scholarships to total tuition and fees.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduation from a public, private or charter high school located in Dallas County (Texas)
  • Texas residency
  • Verified Pell Grant eligibility as defined by the FAFSA or the equivalent demonstrated need as defined by the TASFA
  • Additional eligibility requirements for the Mustang Promise Scholarship
  • Priority given to students with a cumulative “A” average (3.500 GPA) in grades 9-12