Fueling our strengths

With your support, SMU’s future is limitless. We can continue to be pioneers in the field of education, drive research that meets head-on the challenges of a rapidly changing era, and improve the quality of life for those on the Hilltop, in Dallas and beyond. Our leadership has dared us to be ambitious, creative and purposeful as we plan to fuel the next generation of world changers.

SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow has an overall financial goal of $1.5 billion to shape the future in three significant ways:

Empower outstanding students $450M+

  • Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships addressing merit and need.
  • Programs supporting the recruitment, retention and graduation of diverse student populations.
  • Internships, stipends and international study support.

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Enrich teaching and research $600M+

  • Support for faculty research and the achievement of the highest research designation.
  • New and renovated academic facilities.
  • Support for current and new academic programs, centers and institutes.
  • New endowed faculty and academic positions.
  • Technology and other academic resources.

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Enhance campus and community $450M+

  • Support for a competitive Division I athletics program.
  • Community engagement programs.
  • Student services and resources.
  • Campuswide facility and technology achievements.

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