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Network and Connect with Black Alumni of SMU

Black Alumni

The Black Alumni of SMU group keeps alumni connected to SMU and each other through a variety of social, cultural, professional and academic programs. Our goal is to help recruit and retain academically talented minority students at SMU.

Opportunities include:

To join our e-mail list, e-mail us at with your updated contact information. 

Black Alumni Scholarship 

Black Alumni of SMU launched an initiative to raise funds for the Black Alumni Scholarship in 2011. In the 2013-2014 school year, the Black Alumni of SMU provided a scholarship of nearly $8,000 to this year's recipient, Maya Jones '16. All money raised for the Black Alumni Scholarship goes directly to the current SMU students selected.

To qualify to receive this scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least a rising undergraduate sophomore or a graduate student
  • Be a member of Association of Black Students
  • Earn a GPA of 3.000 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need

Serve and Lead on the Black Alumni of SMU Board

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

Black Alumni of SMU Board Leaders:

Rickie Clinton Wright '77 

Ashley Hamilton '03
Immediate Past Chair