Opportunity SMU gifts of all sizes and types are helpful and welcome. SMU seeks a combination of endowment, current-use and planned gifts to strengthen our efforts to recruit and support the kinds of outstanding students whose lives will be transformed by an SMU education.
Through Opportunity SMU, donors strengthen a wide variety of scholarship and financial aid programs at SMU, including, but not limited to:
- Scholarships for high-performing students from families with limited incomes who receive federal Pell Grants. With your help, we can cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing and dining.
- The University’s comprehensive approach to improving retention and graduation rates, which benefits all undergraduate students.
- A selective program that helps first-year students achieve early success at SMU by promoting academic achievement, leadership and personal excellence.
Undergraduates from Texas families with exceptional financial need received new scholarships in 2022-2023 for SMU tuition, housing, dining and fees.