Merit Scholarships

Are you a current SMU student with a declared major in Dedman College? As a continuing Dedman College student, you are eligible for scholarship consideration! 

Here are the steps you will need to take to apply:

  • Complete the Dedman College Undergraduate Departmental Scholarship Application
  • Submit a copy of your SMU transcript through the most recent completed semester; a copy of your DPR will work 
  • In 500 words or less, describe your short and long-range goals, both academic and professional 
  • Secure two letters of recommendation from SMU faculty members (preferably in your major)

  • Potential topics to cover in recommendation letters include: the student's potential, goals, research skills, contributions to class discussions, interpersonal skills, leadership ability and extracurricular activities.
Please note:
  • All application materials are due by 11:59pm CT on Friday, March 11, 2022. 
  • You must be declared in at least one Dedman College major to be eligible.
  • All listed application materials must be received by the deadline or you will not be a competitive candidate. No exceptions will be made for late applications.

Current students can submit application materials to
https://blog.smu.edu/dedmancollege/2021/10/06/2022-2023-dedman-college-of-humanities-and-sciences-departmental-merit-scholarship-application/

Professors can submit letters of recommendation to
https://blog.smu.edu/dedmancollege/2021/10/06/2022-faculty-letter-of-recommendation/

We award departmental scholarships once a year, typically before the beginning of the fall semester and are awarded for the fall and spring semesters. For questions, email dedmancollege@smu.edu