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Academic Scholarships

SMU Founders' Scholars

The SMU Founders' scholarship honors the visionary men and women who founded SMU 100 years ago, and recognizes students who are poised to contribute to SMU's next century of academic excellence.


  • Maximum of $60,000, payable up to $15,000 per year through four years
  • Awarded to incoming first-year students based on a holistic review of the SMU Application