About the Program
The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to prospective business students. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program was established in 1996 by an anonymous donor. Modeled after the scholarship program supported through the Terry Foundation, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship program has grown to be the most generous and prolific scholarship program offered at Sam Houston State University.
Originally targeting students graduating from high schools in rural Texas, the program now welcomes applicants statewide. Since its establishment over 160 students have received a Smith-Hutson Scholarship. Forming a cohort, the graduate rate of Smith-Hutson scholars far exceeds that of the university as a whole. The program offers its scholars more than just funding. The Smith-Hutson scholars have access to tutoring, mentoring from upper classmen, and the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with the College leadership.