Apply to Tower Scholars Program

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

Applications open: October 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. CT

Deadline: February 10, 2023, 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 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 February 10, 2023, by 5 p.m. CT


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