Apply to the Tower Scholars Program

The Tower Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2027.


Deadline: February 2, 2024.


Tower Scholars Program applicants must:

  • Be a current first-year student at SMU
  • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA for the fall semester
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit two recommendation letters. At least one of the letters MUST be from an SMU faculty member who has taught the applicant.

The Tower Scholars Program invites first-year students from across the university to apply. Once applications have been evaluated, a select number of applicants are invited to a panel interview with the Tower Scholars Program Selection Committee. 


Ready to apply?

Step 1: Fill out the Recommendation Release Form

The Release form is a DocuSign form that gets automatically sent to the Tower Scholars Program. Students MUST complete the form TWICE, once for each recommender. 

Recommendation Release Form



Step 2: Send Recommendation Form to Recommenders

Once completed, Recommenders will directly email their forms to

Recommendation Form



Step 3: Complete the Application Form and Submit your Essay

Application Form


Remember, all application materials are due by 5pm February 2, 2024.


For more information on the curriculum, go HERE.

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