Students who are interested in attending University of North Texas often wonder how to fund the rising cost of a college education. What many students may not realize is that there are many ways to fund an education at UNT. One of the best ways to start your scholarship search is to complete the FAFSA application. This form will quickly tell you whether you have qualified for any funding at the federal or state level. In addition to completing the FAFSA, UNT offers a number of internal scholarship.

Students can begin their search for UNT internal scholarships by looking at this website. There are awards available for transfer students, first-time freshmen, advanced undergraduate students, and graduate students. Some scholarships are only open to students who are majoring in certain areas, while other awards are open to students from any department. In order start applying for these awards, students are required to complete the General Scholarship Application, which can be found here. Below is a short list of some of the scholarships available through UNT:

UNT Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are incoming UNT freshmen, who have graduated in the top half of their graduating class. In order to be eligible, all applicants must hold at least a 24 on their ACT or an 1100 on their SAT exam. The amount of the scholarship ranges in value from $3,000 to $8,000 and the exact amount is influenced mostly by your test scores and rank in your graduating class. Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship can find application instructions here.

UNT Transfer Scholarship: This scholarship is open exclusively to students who have started their studies at another institution and who plan to transfer to UNT. The scholarship permits awards between $1,000 to $3,000 and the exact amount of the award is determined by the applicant’s grade point average. In order to be eligible, all students must hold a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average from their current college or university. Additionally, students must have completed at least 45 hours. Students can find information on how to apply for this scholarship by clicking on this link.

In addition to the above awards, a number of departments have their own scholarships. Students can find a list of which  departments have scholarships by going to this website. If the applicant intends to become a student in one of the departments that manages their own scholarships, the applicant may wish to reach out to the department directly to inquire about eligibility criteria and the application process.

Graduate students can also apply for UNT scholarships. The graduate scholarship opportunities can be found here. In order to be eligible, all prospective applicants must hold at least a 3.25 grade point average. In addition, new students are required to have been formally admitted to one of UNT’s graduate programs before receiving the award. Continuing graduate students are also eligible to apply for this scholarship, provided that they have at least a 3.25 GPA.