A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research and teaching. SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem – paired with entrepreneurial drive – creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.
Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarship by applying for admission to SMU. To become a President's Scholar candidate, a student must have exceptional achievement on the SAT or ACT, a minimum of 20 high school academic units in a challenging curriculum, including AP/IB and honors courses, two years of a single foreign language, and advanced coursework in math and science, a high school rank in the top 10 percent of the graduating class and demonstrated commitment to engagement in school and/or community activities. Presidents scholars are awarded full tuition and general fees as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a 3.3 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.