The Scholarship Committee 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, after which the finalists are contacted for an interview. From these interviews, the scholarship recipients are chosen by the students on the committee and confirmed by the Senate.


  • 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


Please address any questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Kennedy Eaker.

Committee Members:

Chair: Kennedy Eaker 

Fall and Spring Semester Scholarships

Fall Semester Scholarship

Mitchel Scholarship - The Mitchel Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who have achieved academic success and demonstrated a financial need.The successful applicant will met the following requirements for the award of a scholarship:

  • Recipient will have a financial need under federal and state regulations that has not been met by other sources;

  • Recipient will have completed at least 30 hours as a student at SMU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

  • Recipient will be qualified as a full-time student;

  • Recipient will be a citizen of the USA

  • Recipient will demonstrate active involvement in student organizations, academic or social clubs, volunteer activities or other opportunities for leadership and commitment that might be available through the SMU or Highland Park United Methodist Church communities.

Spring Semester Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Bobby E. Leach Scholarship

  • Brian H. Harelik Memorial Scholarship

  • Emmett Conrad Minority Scholarship

  • Emmie Baine Continuing Fist-Year Scholarship

  • Homer B. Reynolds Scholarship

  • Mike Miller SMU Student Foundation Scholarship

  • O. Paul and Ann Corley Scholarship

  • Phi Delta Theta Scholarship

  • Professor Jack Stieber Scholarship

  • Redman Foundation First-Year Scholarship

  • Mustang Leader Scholarship Endowment Fund

Graduate Scholarships

  • Emmett Conrad Minority Scholarship

  • Homer B. Reynolds III Scholarship