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Rotunda Scholars Program

The Rotunda Scholars Program (Rotunda) is dedicated to supporting historically underrepresented first-year students in achieving academic success, fostering leadership skills, and cultivating personal excellence. This program is designed to empower scholars to become strong and compassionate advocates for themselves and others, and to explore the vast opportunities available at SMU. Throughout their four years at SMU, Rotunda Scholars are encouraged to evolve into world changers, driven by a passion for positive change and a commitment to excellence.

Exclusive Access to a Multitude of Opportunities

Excellence in Action: Doing common things in an uncommon way

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Leadership and Friendship

"This program gave me the opportunity to be a leader and make connections with upperclassmen who gave me great insights to life at SMU. Rotunda has helped me make close friends that I continue to keep in touch with every year of college and it encourages a sense of community that I haven't seen anywhere else on campus."

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Rotunda Scholars Program

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Contact Nikole Melgarejo ( or (214) 768-4031 for assistance.