Network and Connect with Hispanic Alumni of SMU

The Hispanic Alumni of SMU affinity group keeps Latino alumni connected to SMU and each other through a variety of social, cultural, professional and academic programs.


Make a Gift to the SMU Hispanic Alumni Scholarship!

Launched in 2009, the SMU Hispanic Alumni Scholarship provides direct tuition assistance to selected junior, senior and graduate-level students as they complete their degrees. 

Make your tax-deductible donation todayAll money raised for the Hispanic Alumni Scholarship goes directly to the current SMU students selected. Each year, these student recipients are recognized at the annual Hispanic Alumni Awards Reception

To receive this scholarship, a student must: 

  • Be a rising undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student. Former Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive the Scholarship again.
  • Be a member of one of the following student organizations:
    • Association of Latino Professionals for America
    • College Hispanic American Students (CHAS)
    • Cox Latino Business Club
    • Dedman Law Hispanic Law Student Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
    • Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM-SMU)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Hispanic Professional Engineers)
  • Earn a GPA of 3.000 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the Office of Financial Aid


Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, March 22, 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 in early April 2019.

Scholarship recipients are asked to attend the annual Hispanic Alumni Awards Reception. The 2019 awards event is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25, 2019. Attendance at this event is a requirement to receive the Scholarship. If you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns, please contact us at or 214-768-ALUM. Apply for the Scholarship today.


Connect with Hispanic Alumni of SMU!

Make a gift to the Hispanic Alumni Scholarship Fund

Participate in the SMU Admission Volunteer Program

Mentor students and alumni through the SMU Career Volunteer Program

Attend annual networking and social events

To join our e-mail list, e-mail us at and include your current contact information.  

Serve and Lead on the Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board

To learn more about joining the Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board, click here

Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board Leaders:

Jennifer Gomez '04

Jovelyn Castellanos '16, '17 

Elizabeth Zamora '12
Immediate Past Chair

Hispanic Alumni of SMU Event Calendar


Thu April 25, 2019  6:30 p.m. CT

Hispanic Alumni Awards Reception-The Sixth annual Awards Celebration honoring the 2019 Distinguished Hispanic Alumni awardees and recognizing the 2019 Hispanic Alumni Scholarship recipients.Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum.


Wed May 8, 2019 5:30 p.m. CT

Save the Date; Affinity Group Cocktails and Conversations - Hosted by Jorge Baldor '93.  

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