Honors and Scholars

Discover. Experience. Transform.

Discover a vibrant community for scholars that fosters a stimulating academic journey during your years at SMU. The honors experience at SMU is not just one program. Explore the variety of options and craft your transformative educational experience.

Academic Scholarship Programs

Each year, SMU awards academic University scholarships and school-specific scholarships to selected students for outstanding academic achievement and other qualifying factors. Learn more.

Honors Communities

The University Honors Program and Hilltop Scholars Program enhance the academic experience for selected SMU students in meaningful, transformative ways. Learn more.

The Scholar's Den

The Scholars Den is a proud host to the entire SMU honors community. It is a unique space made for all honors community groups to study, group work, have informal meetings, or even taking a short nap between classes. Learn more.

Engaged Learning Beyond The Classroom

A kaleidoscope of opportunities for research, community engagement, creativity, innovation and professional development boosts the academic experience. Learn more.

Graduating With Honors

The University offers several tracks allowing students to graduate with honors. Learn more.

Living And Learning

Residence Hall Academics are crucibles of living-learning opportunities. Learn more.