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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 members of the SMU College Hispanic American Student (CHAS) organization 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 Luncheon

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 College Hispanic American Students (CHAS) organization
  • 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 24, 2017. The number of scholarships and amounts awarded will vary annually.  This scholarship will be awarded to the recipient/s for the fall 2017 semester and will be divided out over the recipient's remaining semesters at SMU. Scholarship recipient/s will be notified in early April 2017.

We will ask scholarship recipients to attend the annual Hispanic Alumni Awards Luncheon to be recognized on Thursday, April 27, 2017. 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!

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:

Andy Garcia, MBA '10

Cynthia Villanueva '00
Chair - Elect

Jacqueline Negrete ’12
Immediate Past Chair

Hispanic Alumni of SMU Event Calendar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Noon CT
All Alumni, Parents and Friends - The Fourth annual Hispanic Alumni Awards Luncheon
The Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board cordially invites you to attend the Fourth annual Awards Luncheon to honor the 2017 Distinguished Hispanic Alumnus, Jorge Baldor '93. We will also recognize this year's student recipients of the SMU Hispanic Alumni Scholarship. Tickets are $25 per person and include a $5 gift to the Hispanic Alumni Scholarship. Jones Great Hall, The Meadows Museum.