Apply to Tower Scholars Program

The SMU Tower Scholars Program is currently accepting applications from the Class of 2025.

Deadline: February 12, 2022, by 5 p.m. CT


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 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. 


Want to learn more about the program?

Attend our last information session: November 3, 5:30 p.m.

Register now!


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 February 12, 2022, by 5 p.m. CT


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