Empowering outstanding students
At SMU, we believe that supporting our students strengthens our future. Through the University’s $1.5 billion campaign for impact, SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow, SMU is furthering its centurylong commitment to provide an outstanding education to exceptional students from every background. Scholarships provide vital support to SMU’s undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, enabling the University to deliver world-class learning and research opportunities to thousands of world changers in the global city of Dallas, Texas.
Donors can support need- and merit-based programs to attract, retain and graduate the best and the brightest. Whether establishing permanent scholarship endowments or supporting annual scholarships, your gift can create a legacy of academic, professional and personal excellence that will endure for generations to come.
Donors can help undergraduate students in several ways:
- Unrestricted support
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Graduate fellowships
- Postgraduate fellowships
- Opportunity SMU undergraduate recruitment and retention fund
- SMU Fund for Scholarships
- Group-specific support
- Presidents’ Scholars program
- Leadership scholars
- School- or discipline-specific support
- School scholar programs
- Industry- or field-specific scholarships
Join the stampede
Gifts to SMU scholarships can be directed as:
- Endowment gifts of $100,000 or more to aid student success in perpetuity.
- Current-use gifts to be directed at the University’s discretion.
- Planned gifts to support future Mustangs.