Increasing the ability to award scholarships is crucial for helping SMU attract and graduate top undergraduate and graduate students, and can be life changing for student recipients. Current use gifts make this possible, providing over 4,100 scholarships to deserving students every year.

A talented student body is a defining feature of a great university. The best students enrich the quality of the classroom experience, inspire their peers, challenge their professors and contribute to a university’s academic reputation. And they bring vitality and energy to every aspect of campus life.

The range of academic scholarships offered by SMU includes general University scholarships as well as those that support specific studies, majors and interests. Current use gifts that support student scholarships help alleviate a student’s financial burden and allow SMU to compete for the best and brightest students in the world. Donors have numerous ways to fuel scholarships for today’s students. A few examples are highlighted below.

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