Apply to the NexPoint Tower Scholars Program

The NexPoint Tower Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2026.

Applications open: Stay tuned for next academic year dates. 

Deadline: Applications are now closed.


Tower Scholars Program applicants must:

  • Be a current first-year student at SMU
  • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA for the fall semester
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit two recommendation letters. At least one of the letters MUST be from an SMU faculty member who has taught the applicant.

The NexPoint Tower Scholars Program invites first-year students from across the university to apply. Once applications have been evaluated, a select number of applicants are invited to a panel interview with the Tower Scholars Program Selection Committee. 


Ready to apply?

Step 1: Fill out the Recommendation Release Form

The Release form is a DocuSign form that gets automatically sent to the Tower Scholars Program. Students MUST complete the form TWICE, once for each recommender.  

Recommendation Release Form


Step 2: Send Recommendation Form to Recommenders

Once completed, Recommenders will directly email their forms to

Recommendation Form

Step 3: Complete the Application Form

Students email the completed application form to

Application Form

Remember, all application materials are due by due date and time. Stay tuned for next academic year's date.


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