The Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

For up to 25 entering first-year students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their high schools, as well as academic achievement.

Award Includes: 

  • The Hunt Scholarships covers about 75% of tuition and fees;
  • The Hunt Study Abroad Entitlement covers tuition and airfare for a cohort-based study abroad program during May term of the scholars’ sophomore year;
  • Hunt Scholars may also receive partial tuition assistance from the financial aid office any time they enroll in interterm courses.
  • Opportunities to meet with distinguished leaders in many fields.

Annual Renewability: 

  • Must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 or more enrolled hours) each semester.
  • Must maintain a SMU cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher.  
  • Renewable for up to eight semesters or until graduation, whichever comes first. 
  • Must actively engage in the SMU campus, Dallas community, and Hunt Leadership Scholars Program offerings.  
  • Demonstrate personal conduct that is consistent with the University's values and goals.  

For more information or to submit a scholarship application, please go to the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program website.