President's Scholar Award

Competitive merit-based scholarship program for entering first-year students


  • Full tuition and general student fees, renewable for up to eight semesters or until graduation, whichever comes first as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment status each semester and a 3.300 SMU cumulative GPA
  • President's Scholars also eligible for the Campus Community Award, which pays on-campus residence hall and meal plan charges
  • Tuition and transportation for a summer, term, or full year abroad to one of SMU's Study Abroad international programs, or tuition for one June session at SMU-in-Taos
  • Opportunities to meet distinguished scholars, dignitaries, and artists, and attend major cultural events and lectures
  • How do I become a President's Scholar?