Hunt Scholar Experiences

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An Incredible Network of People

“Being a Hunt scholar has provided me with a community of like-minded individuals and the best of friends. The community of Hunt scholars is an incredible network of people, all helping each other to reach our goals. My fellow Hunt scholars have connected me to amazing leadership opportunities that I otherwise could not have gotten!”

---Victoria Sullivan, Class of 2023


Immense Opportunities

"The Hunt Scholars Program has not only helped grow my leadership skills by working alongside students with the same passion for leadership as I have but also has provided me with immense opportunities. Through the Hunt Scholars Program, I have been able to attend the Tate Lecture Series as well as various dinners and lecture events across the Dallas area. These events are truly invaluable and some of my favorite moments of my SMU experience." 

---Piper Holden, Class of 2023

This program is unmatched

"In a world dominated by technology, it has become necessary for students to learn and understand the skills of servant leadership and successful management in order to be set apart from the pack.  When I received the Hunt Scholarship, there was no question as to whether or not I would accept.  This program is unmatched in its ability to train young students to be effective leaders and involved members of the community. I will forever be grateful that I am a part of SMU's investment in the leaders of tomorrow.”

--- Graham McGee Hunt Leadership Scholar, Class of 2021

Opportunities and Community

"The Hunt Scholarship's value is in the opportunities and the community.  The experiences I have had as a part of the program are unmatched, among them hearing world-renowned speakers, interning at The George W. Bush Institute, and studying abroad in Dublin.  The community of Hunt Scholars has inspired me to lead and achieve at a higher level."

--- Luke Collins, Hunt Leadership Scholar, Class of 2019

Inspire Others

"To effectively lead, it doesn't matter so much what you do or accomplish, rather what you inspire those around you to do.  That is the measuring stick with which leadership is measured.  But to do so- to truly inspire those around you- you must be able to see the potential in people and truly understand their individual capacities.

---Vafa Behzadpour,  Hunt Leadership Scholar 2017