Are you already moving into your dorm room, getting a lay of Denton area, and figuring out your next best study spot . . . look no further than the Student Affairs office at the University of North Texas. Check out this guide and then get the funding you need to succeed this school year.
What is a scholarship?
A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. However, some also take into account financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. There are 3 types of scholarships you can apply for: university scholarships, department-sponsored scholarships and external (non-UNT) scholarships.
How to apply for scholarships
#1 – The first step in the scholarship process is to apply for admission to UNT.
Scholarship dollars are limited and are awarded on merit and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you complete your admission application early, you can be considered for admission early, and place yourself in the best position to be considered for available funds.
#2 – The next step in the scholarship process is to complete the General Scholarship Application by March 1.
You should submit this application annually to be considered for any scholarship opportunities available during the upcoming academic year. You do not have to already be accepted to UNT to complete the General Scholarship Application. All you need to apply for the General Scholarship is an active EUID, which you will receive instructions for how to activate once you have applied for admission to UNT. However, in order to be selected for any UNT scholarship award, you must be admitted to a UNT degree seeking program and meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the scholarship by the scholarship deadline.
#3 – Apply to any department-sponsored scholarships.
Each department has their own application process, which will detail the criteria for scholarship consideration. Typically, departmental scholarship awards are made to students with specific program involvement with the department. Students should contact departments from their major or minor area of study to find out what scholarships are offered and about the scholarship application process.
We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually since some scholarships require the application. There is no cost to apply and no commitment to accept any award eligibility identified.
When will you know if you receive a scholarship award?
Students selected for a scholarship based on the completion of the General Scholarship Application are notified through EagleConnect, UNT’s official email service. Monitor EagleConnect and my.unt.edu for award information. Most awards will be announced by late June for the Fall semester.
Each department on campus makes departmental scholarship award decisions. Award information is coordinated with SFAS to post the awards to the student’s account.
How do you accept a scholarship award and when will you get your money?
Once you have received a scholarship, you must accept it to get the money. Scholarship funds will not disburse to your student account until your awards have been accepted online or your external scholarship funds have been received by UNT.