Public Service Fellowships




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.

2016DanMaguire 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.



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2018 Maguire Public Service Fellows

Bishop Collins Douville
Averie Bishop
Class of 2019
Self-Efficacy in the
Luke Collins
Class of 2019
Research at the Bush
Institute's Military
Service Initiative
Tong Yuan Douville
Class of 2019 
Pop-Up Medical Clinic
for Seattle/King County

Mona El-Gharby
Class of 2021

Social work for the
International Rescue
Committee in Dallas    
Rachel Mumaw
Class of 2019
HIV/AIDS Prevention
at the Resource Center   
Grace Reon
Class of 2019
programming at For
the Nations: Refugee
Liz Thomas
1st Year Ph.D. Student
Resource-building for
immigrant families in
Cache Valley, UT