Public Service Fellowships

Public Service Fellowships



PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the globe, the Maguire Public Service Fellowship application has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment and look forward to reopening the application window at a later date.



The Maguire Center, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation, awards summer fellowships to SMU students who wish to devote time to public service or ethics research. Over the past 20 years, we have awarded summer fellowship stipends totaling over $400,000 to 181 SMU students for public service and research in ethics. We have supported volunteers in more than 150 agencies across 18 states, 25 countries, and 5 continents.

Maguire Public Service Fellows have volunteered in a vast number of diverse internship placements. Through such opportunities, students gain concrete information about others' needs, as well as differing perspectives on how to resolve them. Drawing on their university education and personal talent, Fellows hone their skills and gain both humility and self-confidence to become bold, curious and creative leaders. The goal of the Fellowship is to enable students to engage in public service where financial circumstances might not otherwise allow.



200+ Summer Hours.
$2,000 for Undergraduates.
$2,400 for Graduate Students.



Past Fellowships     Fellowship Guidelines and FAQ





2019 Maguire Public Service Fellows

Farokhnia Fuller
Sienna Dugan
Class of 2020
Field data collection
at refugee camps
in Rwanda
Roxana Farokhnia
Class of 2020
Case management for
homeless families at
Vogel Alcove in Dallas
  Aria Fuller
  Class of 2022 
  Immigration rights    
  at Workers Defense
  Project in Dallas
  Marie Joung
  Class of 2020
  Implementation of
  NIH diversity policies
  at UTSMC in Dallas


Carol Sale
Class of 2020
Anthropological study
at Saúde Criança
in São Paulo, Brazil
    Tyler Womack
    Ph.D. Student
    dialogue on ethics
    at SMU