NexPoint Tower Scholars Program

Minor in Public Policy and International Affairs

The NexPoint Tower Scholars Program is a selective, multidisciplinary minor in Public Policy and International Affairs that enables students from a variety of academic backgrounds to combine their academic interests with experience in the real world of public policy.  

Program Highlights

  • Simulate real-world policy crises in "Gateway to Global Policy Making" and take on the roles of the National Security Council

  • Develop your own research project and learn social science research methodology

  • Collaborate with your fellow NexPoint Tower Scholars on a semester-long real-life policy analysis projects

  • Experience Washington, D.C. your junior year as part of a 3-day class immersion trip

  • Engage with real-world policy experts including U.S. Department of State officials, Congressional staff, intelligence analysts and more

  • Cooperate with a local Dallas-Fort Worth organization to work on a real-world policy project

  • Study abroad and carry out a policy summer internship with the help of scholarships

To learn more, watch the video below. For more information on the curriculum, go HERE.

For how to apply, go HERE

Applications are due February 2, 2024. Email for more information.




About NexPoint and James Dondero

The NexPoint Tower Scholars Program was established as the result of a coordinated effort to support promising undergraduate students in the pursuit of careers in public policy and international affairs. NexPoint, a multibillion-dollar alternative investment platform, and its founder and principal James Dondero, have helped catapult the success of the program since its inception through meaningful contributions and grants. Mr. Dondero has served on the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business since 2016, and is deeply committed to initiatives designed to advance education. NexPoint, which is based in Dallas, Texas, offers best-in-class investment expertise in real estate, private equity, and insurance and annuities. Along with his philanthropic contributions to SMU and other educational organizations in the Dallas area,  Mr. Dondero is dedicated to expanding access to the alternative investment landscape worldwide.