The University of North Texas offers many scholarship opportunities. Please visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office website for criteria and application deadlines for scholarships opportunities awarded through their office
The Honors College awards several scholarships each year in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. Honors College Scholarships are awarded to excellent students who have a record of participation in Honors classes and programming.
Several Honors College Transfer Scholarships are available annually to incoming undergraduate transfer students accepted to UNT and the Honors College by March 1. To be eligible, a transfer student must have at least 15 credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Scholarships are renewable for a second year, provided the student: 1) completes a minimum of 12 credit hours in both the fall and spring terms; 2) maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; and 3) successfully completes at least six Honors credits during the initial award year, including at least one Honors course in the first semester of the award.
No scholarship application is needed. Your Honors College application and UNT admission application will be used to consider students for these competitive awards. Award amounts are based on an applicant’s cumulative GPA, and vary in amount from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on available funding.
The Honors College abides by UNT procedures for awarding scholarships, in addition to those standards set by the Honors College Scholarship committee.
The University of North Texas offers full scholarships to National Merit Finalists who meet certain qualifications. Holders of these National Meritorious Scholarships are members of the Honors College, and must successfully complete at least six Honors credits per academic year. However, you must still submit an application to the Honors College to achieve membership. For more information, please visit the website for the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at http://essc.unt.edu/finaid/scholarships_natnlmerit.htm.
Terry Scholarships for Freshmen
The Terry Foundation Scholarship program for freshmen provides scholarships for up to four years to outstanding Texas high school graduates with promising leadership potential. The Foundation also provides up to $15,000 in additional funds for students to study abroad. For more information, please go to terryfoundation.org. To apply for the UNT Terry Freshmen Scholarship, please go to terryscholars.unt.edu. Students must be accepted for admission to UNT before they can access the application. The deadline for submission online is February 1. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Terry Nontraditional/Transfer Scholarships
The Terry Foundation, one of Texas’ largest private providers of educational scholarships, offers scholarships for non-traditional transfer students who have lived in Texas for at least three years and who show leadership potential. The Terry Transfer/Non-traditional scholarship stipend is $13,500 per year and is renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study, all subject to satisfactory compliance with the Foundation’s academic and other requirements. The Foundation also provides up to $15,000 in additional funds for students to study abroad. To apply for the UNT Terry Transfer Scholarship, please go to terryscholars.unt.edu. Students must be accepted for admission to UNT before they can access the application. The deadline for submission will be April 14.