Scholarships

UNT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Each year the UNT Alumni Association awards deserving students scholarship support through contributions made by generous alumni.

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted beginning December 2019. Scholarship amounts vary each semester. The scholarship application deadline is March 9, 2020.

A list of current UNT Alumni Association scholarships and eligibility requirements are below.

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The UNT Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship gives preference to students with family members who are currently members of the UNT Alumni Association.

To apply, please provide:

  • A completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.
  • Written evidence of being a legacy; having a parent, grandparent, sibling or extended family member as an alumnus and current member in good-standing of the University of North Texas Alumni Association.
  • A letter of application of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the scholarship, as well as a brief explanation of leadership experience and educational and/or professional goals.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or previous employer. Letters of recommendation from family members will not be accepted.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

The Denton County Alumni Chapter scholarship is awarded to a graduate of one of the following North Denton County High Schools who is currently residing in these postal codes: Argyle (76226), Aubrey (76227), Denton (76201 through 76210), Justin (76247), Pilot Point (76258), Ponder (76259), or Sanger (76226).

To apply, please provide a completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

The Denton County Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a graduate from any high school within Denton County.

To apply, please provide:

  • A completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.
  • A letter of application of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the scholarship, as well as a brief explanation of leadership experience and educational and/or professional goals.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or previous employer. Letters of recommendation from family members will not be accepted.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

The Lisa and Charlie Smith Scholarship is awarded with preferences to graduates from Irving High School in Irving, Texas. Second preference is given to graduates from Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Third preference will be given to graduates from any high school in Tarrant County, Texas.

To apply, please provide:

  • A completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.
  • A letter of application of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the scholarship, as well as a brief explanation of leadership experience and educational and/or professional goals.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or previous employer. Letters of recommendation from family members will not be accepted.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

The Jerome M. “Bruzzy” Westheimer, Jr. Endowed Alumni Scholarship gives preference to applicants who are graduates of Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma and are pursing a degree in Business. Second preference will be given to an Oklahoma native pursing a degree in Business at the University. Third preference will be given to an undergraduate student pursing a degree in Business at the University.

To apply, please provide a completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

Preference will be given to applications who have a parent, grandparent, sibling or extended family member as an alumnus and a current member in good-standing of the University of North Texas Alumni Association.

To apply, please provide:

  • A completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.
  • A letter of application of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the scholarship, as well as a brief explanation of leadership experience and educational and/or professional goals.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or previous employer. Letters of recommendation from family members will not be accepted.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

Preference will be given to students who are graduates from high schools within the following Texas Gulf Coast Region counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harries, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker or Waller.  In the event no applicant meets this criterion, then students who graduated from any Texas high school will be eligible for consideration.

To apply, please provide:

  • A completed UNT Alumni Association scholarship application.
  • A letter of application of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the scholarship, as well as a brief explanation of leadership experience and educational and/or professional goals.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or previous employer. Letters of recommendation from family members will not be accepted.

See a list of general scholarship requirements here.

UNT SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Awardees for all UNT Alumni Association scholarships must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the scholarship committee in effect at the time of any award.

Applicants must maintain full-time enrollment in an applicable degree-granting program at the university, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be a full-time student remaining in their degree program.

Scholarship awardees must maintain a 3.0 GPA during all semesters during which they are receiving the scholarship. Students unable to meet enrollment requirements due to mitigating circumstances should reach out to the UNT Alumni Association to request a scholarship appeal.

Completed scholarship appeals will be reviewed by through a scholarship committee, and notification regarding the appeal outcome will be provided through the student’s assigned UNT EagleConnect email address.

All UNT Alumni Association scholarships may continue to be awarded to previous recipients on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined.