UNT students receiving a scholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. from an outside agency must notify Student Financial AidMoney provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self help aid (loans and work). & Scholarships (SFAS) to have the scholarship posted to the student’s account. Additionally, student recipients should contact donors directly if you are unable to meet the condition(s) of an award received (i.e. enrollment requirement, etc.).
Donors may mail scholarship checks to:
University of North Texas
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
1155 Union Circle #311370
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Donors should include the following information when funds are sent to UNT so that scholarship checks can be processed:
Scholarship DisbursementDisbursement is the release of loan funds to the school for delivery to the borrower. The payment will be made co-payable to the student and the school. Loan funds are first credited to the student's account for payment of tuition and fees. Any excess funds are then paid to the student in cash or by check for the purpose of paying for other educational expenses.
Scholarships are disbursed according to the term(s) specified by the Donor. If the Donor does not indicate a disbursement schedule, UNT will use the following guidelines to process awards:
Adjustment of Awards
Awards received will be coordinated with other awards received for the current award periodThe academic semester for which financial aid is requested (or received).. Once posted to your student account, receipt of late awards may cause other scholarships (awarded by UNT or other outside agencies) and other resources (federal, state and institutional financial aid) to be adjusted if you exceed the current cost of attendance at UNT, or exceed your “need” for assistance as calculated by the FAFSA. As always, your myUNT student account is your resource for viewing student award information.
External scholarship recipients receive offers and are selected by agencies or committees outside UNT, and UNT is not responsible for establishing criteria or participating in the selection or notification of recipients. Please be aware: A great deal of time can be spent researching external scholarships, and we encourage students to develop a focused plan to best utilize their time. Students should visit with their academic advisor regarding organizations relevant to their major focus (i.e. national organizations based on discipline) so they can develop a smart search plan. Narrowing the external scholarship search to a specific field and organization will enable students to focus on the most applicable opportunities.
Most external organizations want to identify students with specific skill sets. In turn, their marketing is focused on organizations that these students would most likely be involved with. For example: The national organization for UNT College of Education/KHPR Majors (Kinesiology/Health Promotion and Recreation) is AAHPERD: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In addition to a major-based national organizations, there is often a corresponding active state organization for many disciplines. In reference to the previous example, the corresponding state organization in Texas is TAHPERD (Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance).
Listed below are organizations that provide additional information to assist students with searching for scholarships, as well as general college financial information.
As you explore for outside scholarships, please remember that you should never pay for a scholarship search. Learn more about scholarship scams.