SMU Student Senate represents the SMU Students' Association - the entire student body - within the University's governance structure. The Senate initiates action on student concerns, oversees revisions to the Student Code of Conduct, and charters and recognizes student organizations.  The Scholarship Committee of the Student Senate is responsible for awarding the Student Senate Scholarships that are available to all SMU students.  There is an initial screening process of all applications and a deliberation period, and the finalists are contacted for an interview. From these interviews, the scholarship recipients are chosen by the students on the Student Senate Scholarship Committee.


  • We are only able to award money towards tuition.

  • You must have an SMU G.P.A. to apply.

  • Resumes should be no longer than one page.

  • There are scholarships for which everyone is eligible

  • You do not need any requisite involvement or experience


  • Applications open NOW

Please address any questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair.

Committee Members:

Chair: Cameron Farr  

  • Senator Christine Hensley  
  • Senator Casey Rose
  • Larissa Spies
  • Morgan Shafa
  • John David Clark
  • Matthew Bullock
  • Matthew Hunt
  • Hunter Kolon

Fall Student Senate Scholarship Recipients:

Graduate Scholarships

Emmett Conrad Minority Scholarship - $3,000Vivek Sanghvi Jain

Homer B. Reynolds III Scholarship - $3,000: Shashank Aggarwal, Mathieu Debi, Gary Stolar

Undergraduate Scholarships

Bobby E. Leach Scholarship - $2,500: Meredith Burke, Destiny Murphy

Brian H. Harelik Memorial Scholarship - $2,500: Tyler Steudel

Emmett Conrad Minority Scholarship - $2,500: Iqra Parupia

Homer B. Reynolds III Scholarship - $2,000: David Shirzad

Mike Miller SMU Student Foundation - $2,000: Cory Mitchel, Sam Weber

O. Paul and Ann Corley Scholarship - $2,000: Tamara Winter

Phi Delta Theta Scholarship - $2,000: Rumaldo Robles

Professor Jack Stieber Scholarship - $3,000: Daniel Rosa