Black Alumni Scholarship Application
The Black Alumni Scholarship Fund is awarded each year to an ABS student or students that are excelling at SMU. The recipient/s of the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

• Be at least a rising sophomore (must have an expected graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022) or higher, up to and including graduate students
• Be a member of Association of Black Students (ABS)
• Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher
• Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
• Submit a completed application, including a personal essay.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, January 7, 2019.

The number of scholarships and amounts awarded will vary annually. This scholarship will be awarded to the recipient/s for the Fall 2019 semester and will be divided out over the recipient's remaining semesters at SMU.

Scholarship recipient/s will be notified by January 15, 2019. We will ask scholarship recipients to attend the Black Excellence Ball to be recognized on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

If you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns, please contact us at or 214-768-ALUM.

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Type and attach a general statement that details how you have grown as a person through your experience at SMU, why you are involved with ABS and/or other community organizations, how your academic and community involvement relate to your goals, and why you chose to apply for this scholarship. (1 – 2 pages, double spaced)
I am in good disciplinary standing as a student at SMU and the above information is true and accurate.