Apply to Tower Scholars Program

The SMU Tower Scholars Program is now accepting applications from the Class of 2024.

Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CST

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.

Watch the video below to learn more about the application process.


To apply, submit the following items:


Step 1: Fill out 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 only email the completed application form to

Application Form  


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. 

For more information on the curriculum, go HERE.

For more information on the program, go HERE.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Olisa Dellas | Assistant Director of the Tower Scholars Program & Academic Engagement and Outreach | 214-768-4546