The Tower Scholars Program values the knowledge gained through experiential learning and encourages students to study abroad and pursue summer internship opportunities. To help foster these opportunities, the program offers the Marian Tower Scholarship for study abroad and the Jake L. Hamon Internship Program. In addition to these opportunities, Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars are also invited to apply for the fellowship opportunities offered through the Tower Center.
Marian Tower Scholarships
These scholarships were established to reflect Marian Tower’s experience as a world traveler and a student of languages and cultures. In her memory, this scholarship supports Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars who are undertaking similar endeavors through a summer or semester SMU Abroad program.
Spring Program Deadline: October 1
Fall Program Deadline: March 1
Summer Deadline: February 1
Jake L. Hamon Internship Program
The Jake L. Hamon Internship Program provides assistance to Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars who engage in a summer internship in the field of public policy and international affairs. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to receive up to $1,000 per year to use towards a public policy & international affairs summer internship. The $1,000 can be used towards housing, travel, or other living expenses.
The Tower Scholars Program does not provide summer internships, but along with the Hegi Career Services has resources available to help students secure their own summer internships.
Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars should complete the Hamon Internship Application Form found on Canvas by March 20.