Scholarship Opportunities at UNT Dallas
Many of the scholarships that are awarded at the University of North Texas at Dallas are based off the student’s application for admission. Freshman must be fully admitted by March 1 for the fall term to be considered for scholarships. Transfer students must be fully admitted by May 16th for the fall term based on the availability of funds. Unless noted, there is no application needed in order to receive the scholarship.
Institutional scholarship requirements for undergraduate students are changing from 12 to 15 credit hours starting Fall 2014
Scholarships Available to Freshman
Jaguar Cornerstone Scholar
Students are awarded this scholarship yearly based on information from when the student filled out the FAFSA. A student must continue to remain Pell eligible in order to maintain eligibility in this program. Students must enroll in at least 15 credit hours and have a 2.5 GPA or better at the end of each semester, and meet SAP requirements. The scholarship is available for a maximum of four years (fall/spring semester). Students are awardedf $1,000 .
This scholarship requires that the student have been within the top 50% of their class and received a 950 on their SAT or 20 on their ACT, or the top 50% of their class and have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. The student must be enrolled full time in order to receive this scholarship. Students are awarded up to $4,000 for the academic year (fall/spring semester) based on their EFC from their FAFSA/TASFA. A student can receive up to $12,000 in grant and scholarship funds. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be enrolled for 15 credit hours, and meet SAP to continue to receive the scholarship. The scholarship is available to the student for a total of 8 semesters (fall/spring).
AT&T Early College High School Scholarship
In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must have graduated from high school as an Early College High School graduate. The amount of the scholarship depends on the ranking of the student in their class. They must have been in at least the top 50% to be eligible for this scholarship. The minimum award for this scholarship is $3,000. The scholarship is available to students for two academic years (fall/spring). In order to retain eligibility for this scholarship the student must be enrolled in 15 hours of course work, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements.
Awarded to entering freshman enrolled full time. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional criteria that must be met will be on the application. Applcation deadline is March 31, 2016.
Scholarships Available to Transfer Students
Complete the Dream Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to transfer students that have a 2.7 GPA. Students must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, or meet the requirements of Texas Senate Bill 1528. Students are awarded up to $3,000 per academic year (fall/spring) based on their EFC from the FAFSA. Up to $10,000 can potentially be received by the student in grant and scholarship funds. The student must be enrolled in 15 credit hours, maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements. This scholarship is available for a total of four semesters (fall/spring).
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (must submit PTK certificate or membership card)
This scholarship is awarded to students that transfer, and are a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Students must be enrolled in 15 credit hours, and are awarded $1,000 per academic year (fall/spring). In order to continue to be eligible for this scholarship the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements. This scholarship is available for a total of four semesters (fall/spring).Up to $10,000 can be received in grant and scholarship funds.
General Academic Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Students must be enrolled for 15 credit hours, and are awarded up to $2,000 for the academic year (fall/spring) based on their EFC from the FAFSA/TASFA. Up to $10,000 can be received in grant and scholarship funds. In order to continue to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must maintain a 2.25 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements. This scholarship is available for a total of four semesters (fall/spring).
Awarded to Junior's for their Senior year. Must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional criteria that must be met will be on the scholarship application. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.
Awarded to a student that has attended at least one semester at UNT Dallas and has a minimum 2.25 GPA. Additional criteria that must be met will be on the scholarship application.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students that are attending the University of North Texas at Dallas, and have completed at least one semester successfully. This scholarship is available to both full and part-time students. Students must have a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA to be eligible. To be eligible for the scholarship to be renewed the student must be meeting all SAP requirements.
The University of North Texas at Dallas Graduate Programs Scholarship Committee, which consists of a representative from each master's degree program, will administer the application and selection process for the Graduate Studies Academic Achievement Scholarship.
Students are eligible to receive the UNT Dallas Graduate Studies Academic Achievement Scholarship for a maximum of three academic years (nine semesters) depending on the program of study. Master's degree students completing degrees requiring 30-48 credit hours may receive the scholarship for up to two (2) years or 6 semesters. Mater's degree students completing degrees requiring 60 credits hours may receive the scholarship for up to three (3) yeras or 9 semesters.
The standard scholarship allotment per student at UNT Dallas is currently a minumum of $500 or maximum of $1,000 per semester or $1,500 or a maximum of $3,000 per academic standard year.
- New Students: Applicants must have been admitted to a UNT Dallas master's degree program or have a completed application file. Applicants who will be first-time graduate students should, at a minimum, have a 2.80 or higher overall GPA or a 3.00 or higher GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the bachelor's degree.
- Current UNT Dallas Graduate Students: Applicants who have completed UNT Dallas graduate-level coursework must have a 3.50 GPA on a minumum of 9 credit hours of prior graduate-level work.
Students who were previously awarded a scholarship and have exhausted the semester limit for that program prior to graduation may not apply for another scholarship should they decide to enroll in extra courses to pursue an additional certificaton of master's degree program.
Applicants will be evaluated on:
- Past academic achievement and accomplishments
- Potential to excel in graduate work
- Academic goals
- Evidence of applicant's intellectual curiosity and linguistics
- Leadership, Extra Curricular, and Community Involvement
- Strength of nomination form submitted by graduate program
A student who meets all scholarship requirements is not guaranteed an award as there is a limited number of scholarships available.
Application deadline for continuing students is May 16th of each year.
Updated: Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:04pm