Why support SMU
Strengths and struggles
A pillar of the SMU Ignited campaign is to empower outstanding students regardless of their financial means and make the SMU experience possible for all high-achieving, future world changers. In addition to funding scholarships that help alleviate economic barriers, the University seeks to promote academic and social success among students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Students who light up the world
Mustangs are acting on their dreams and influencing change, taking their purposeful ventures beyond the Hilltop. From cancer research in Dallas to sustainable energy in Gambia and medical access in Rwanda, here are three stories that illuminate how these notable SMU alumni and soon-to-be alum achieved impressive accomplishments before graduation.