Category Archives: TCU Challenge

Only 36 Donors Away!!!!

I am passionate about giving back to my community and empowering other students—especially those who are underrepresented—to pursue a college education. I cannot stress enough how much you have alleviated my financial burden and allowed me to focus on my … Continue reading

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Amanda Presmyk

Amanda Presmyk is a Hunt and Meadows scholarship recipient. Through these awards, she has been able to participate in amazing things like going to Taos, attending Tate Lectures, even meeting former President George W. Bush. Through the Meadows Scholars program … Continue reading

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Martha Ann Pool

Martha Ann Pool is one of eight children so you can understand the financial strain that would put on Martha’s parents. It was up to Martha to work hard at earning a scholarship if she wanted to go to SMU. … Continue reading

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Amrita Vir

As a President’s Scholarship recipient, Amrita Vir believes that “when someone directly feels the generosity of someone else, it pushes them to excel and give back in a similar way in the future.” Amrita is certainly excelling at SMU and … Continue reading

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Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson came to SMU because of the great political science department, the opportunities after graduation, the location, and of course the campus itself. But, when it came down to it, it was the scholarship that allowed him to come … Continue reading

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We’re Behind, $25K to the Rescue?

TCU surged ahead of us in the race to 1,000 donors today. It’s their first lead since the start of the challenge.  The SMU Alumni Board has stepped in to help spur more Mustangs to Pony Up – they have … Continue reading

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Courtney Steele

Despite all the saving and planning for her college education, the economic downturn took a financial toll. To put it simply, Courtney Steele would not have been able to attend SMU if it weren’t for the generosity of our alumni. … Continue reading

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Marlee Klein

Marlee Klein is the eldest child in her family and therefore the first to go to college. She and her family were on a “wild goose chase trying to find the university that was right for [her].” After applying to … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Negrete

Jacqueline Negrete doesn’t take her scholarship for granted. SMU was her dream school and scholarships are the only reason she can attend. Paying for college has been her biggest challenge but this is something she has fought very hard for. … Continue reading

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Clip from WFAA Day Break

In case you missed us this morning, click on the link to view a clip from the Fry the Frogs segment on Channel 8 Day Break!  Fry the Frogs – WFAA In order to beat TCU we need about 55 people … Continue reading

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