High School Student Offered Over $1 Million in College Scholarships

ABC News Originally Posted: April 1, 2015 Hard work definitely does pay off, or at least it does for one high school student, from Lynn Haven, Florida. Mimi Mallory, a senior at Mosley High School, was offered more than $1 million in merit-based college scholarships. “It was crazy,” Mallory, 18, told ABC News. “I just didn’t know what to think.” As one college acceptance after another came in, they were also paired with a lot of cash. Mallory was awarded a combined total of $1,052,400 from the 11 schools where she was accepted. The highest scholarship Mallory was offered came from Mercer University, totaling $212,000. She also received a full tuition scholarship from the University of Alabama. Search Intensifies for US Student Missing in Siberia [...]

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DRSEF Award Winner Has Unique Connection With SMU Department of Mathematics

March 8, 2016 (Dallas, TX) - Over 1,000 prize-winning students from across the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex competed in the 2016 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) on Saturday, February 28, in Fair Park. Co-sponsored by SMU, participants — who have won their school or district science fairs — were awarded top honors for their innovations. Steven Elliot at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair Steven Elliot, a high school student with The Home Educators Outsourcing High School was one of the top prize-winners. He presented his work titled, "Use the force Lyapunov! A novel force controller for quadcopter applications," and won first place in Senior Division, Physical Sciences: Robotics and Intelligent Machines. He was a runner up [...]

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Congratulations to the newest Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

Seniors: Rianna Airitam, Lindsey Anderson, Jeremy Arata, Alicia Arnold, Antonia Brito, Laura Buckley, Ida Bustnes, Christy Carlson, Emily Dombrowski, Hannah Duke, Kayley El-Arab, Jennifer Foster, Brooke Fothergill,Alexis Gambino, Wilson Gomez,Simina Grecu, Sami Hawwa, Estelle Hernandez, Haley High, Eugene Kim, Conner Kline, Sophie Kramer, Olivia Leonard, Austin McGinnis, Colleen McKenzie, Briana Monsalve, Alexander Munoz, Tracy Nelson, Iqra Parupia, Samantha Perry, Divya Pranav, Hena Rafiq, Anika Reza, Annika Rieger, Amy Roesler, Daniel Rostro, Tyrell Russell, Ankit Sharma, Dana Sherman, Sarah Siddiqui, Kaycee Smith, Kelsey Smith, Megan Sunderland, Kyle Swartz, Shannon Swisher, Ziyi Tang, Christianne Teague, Averi White Juniors: Hope Anderson, Madison Gafford, Anthony Jeffries, Benjamin Joseph, Uma Lad, Niccolo Lazzara, Madeline Madrazo, Kaitlyn Montan, Patricia Nance, Olivia Nguyen, Kelsey O'Leary, Manuel Rangel, Matthew Reitz, Haley Stutts, Courtney Tibbetts

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Dedman College student pitches mobile app at 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: February 20, 2016 Three SMU seniors participated in the Dallas Festival of Ideas’ Entrepreneurial Forum Saturday, where each pitched their Big iDeas to a crowd of Dallasites in the hopes of winning several entrepreneurial prizes. The theme of this year’s festival was “The United City,” which aimed to “help shape the city of the future by igniting, uniting and energizing the people of Dallas through the power of ideas.” The pitch contest was in partnership with the Arts Entrepreneurship Program at the Meadows School of the Arts Each student had three minutes to pitch and three minutes for questions. The winner was chosen using what Susan Kress, the executive director for Engaged Learning at SMU, called “the old-school clap-o-meter.” Eddie [...]

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LHS graduate turned Tower Center Scholar Fairooz Adams running for school board

The Leader Originally Posted: February 9, 2016 Fairooz Adams, a 2014 graduate of Lewisville High School, has announced his is running for Place 4 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees. Below is his announcement: I have been advocating for the interests of the students of LISD and my community since I was 15, when I led a student effort against the planned division of my class across two campuses. READ MORE

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Political Science student blogs from the presidential campaign trail

SMU Adventures Originally Posted: February 2016 SMU students traveled to New Hampshire to visit presidential campaign headquarters and organize focus groups for CNN during the Iowa caucus. They were accompanied by Rita Kirk, SMU communications professor and director of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. Here is an excerpt from Anthony, a senior majoring in political science: Not Your Everyday Class Usually, in the morning before class I wake up at 5 a.m., shower, have a bite to eat, put on a decent pair of jeans, a not-so-wrinkled shirt, and some sneaks or boots. I grab my books and notes, place them in my aging mahogany-colored satchel, and head off into the thick of 7 a.m. traffic to reach campus by 9 a.m. [...]

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Congratulations to the Dedman College Research Day Winners

SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research on February 10. Dedman College students received an impressive 20 awards. Research Day aims to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and share the outstanding research being conducted at SMU with their peers and industry professionals from the greater Dallas community. CLICK HERE for a full list of Research Day winners  

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Save the date: SMU Research Day Feb. 10

Tower Center selects nine SMU scholars to join global policymaking immersion program

SMU News Originally Posted: January 26, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Nine SMU sophomores pursuing minors in public policy and international affairs have been selected as 2016 Highland Capital Management (HCM) Tower Scholars for the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies. After a competitive process, Tower Scholars are chosen for their knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs, national security and defense and international political economy. They will develop mentor relationships with public policy practitioners, work with clients on actual cases and have access to global and national leaders, local business leaders and Tower Center board members. Senior-year directed-research projects along with Dallas-based placements provide real-world policy experience, and opportunities for relevant study-abroad options exist. READ MORE

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