Engaged Learning Fellowship

Engaged Learning Fellowship

The Engaged Learning Fellowship (ELF) is an undergraduate student's SMU legacy work. The student engages in capstone-level scholarly research, community service or civic engagement, professional internship, or other creative project that moves learning beyond the classroom.

SMU funds ELFs up to $2000 per project and records ELF titles on student transcripts and commencement booklets

Who's it for?

for students ready to take on big projects that link together their passion, education and personal goals

Students typically begin their fellowship sophomore or junior year and complete it the semester of their graduation. To complete a fellowship, students are required to bring their work to an end point, present their findings in a public forum, and turn in a final product of their accomplishment.

Find out how it works, how to apply, and meet the staff.

NEWS FLASH! Get ready for the 2018 Fall Symposium! For those presenting, please listen to this short podcast on Presentation Basics!

Engaged Learning Fall Symposium

Sept 28, 2018: 9 am - 1 pm, HTSC Forum

The Fall Symposium is the venue for students from Engaged Learning, Undergraduate Research, the University Honors Program and the Maguire Center Public Service Fellowship programs to present their work to the campus community.


Engaged Learning Week

Feb 11-15, 2019: HTSC Forum

Engaged Learning Week is a three-day event that showcases student scholarship and achievement. It is the venue for Engaged Learning Fellows to present their findings to the campus community. 


ELF Graduation Luncheon

May 17, 2018: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Mack Ballroom

The Graduation Luncheon is a celebration of Engaged Learning's seniors who have successfully participated in one of the Engaged Learning programs. Student's families, mentors, and host organizations are all invited.


Meet-Up: Networking Reception

April 4, 2019: HTSC Varsity

The Meet-Up introduces the new Engaged Learning students and their projects to SMU. Students, faculty and staff are all invited.


ELF Calendar 2018-2019

Feb 16 Engaged Learning Graduation Luncheon
11:30am - 1pm
Mack Ballroon