External Scholarships and Resources

Externally funded grants, scholarships and loanA loan is a type of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. The Federal Student Loan Program is a good method of financing the costs of your college education. These loans are better than most consumer loans because they have lower interest rates. The Federal Loans and Perkins Loans also provide a variety of deferment options and extended repayment terms. programs are offered and selected by agencies or committees outside UNT. Therefore, UNT is not responsible for establishing criteria or participating in the selection or notification of recipients. 

A great deal of time can be spent researching external scholarships.  We encourage all students to 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 helps students 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 (www.aahperd.org).  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) – www.tahperd.org.

Your high school guidance office, local libraries, and the Internet can also provide information about outside scholarships.


Listed below are organizations that provide additional information to assist students with searching for scholarships, as well as general college financial information. 



The following organizations provide information specific to military service members and veterans.


The listing of external scholarships provided below is for informational purposes only.  As you're looking for outside scholarships, please remember that you should never pay for a scholarship search.   Learn more about scholarship scams.


  • The listing on the SFAS website is provided for informational purposes only.
  • Inclusion in the listing does not constitute an endorsement by UNT.
  • Neither SFAS nor UNT can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at any of the links in the listing. It is critical that you verify the information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.

NOTE:  If you are receiving a scholarship from an outside agency, you must notify SFAS to have the scholarship posted to your account. Donors may mail their scholarship check to:

      University of North Texas
      Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
      1155 Union Circle #311370
      Denton, TX 76203-5017

dogtagsThe dog tags denote Military Scholarships.  Learn more about services and opportunities for military service members and veterans at UNT by visiting the Veterans Services website.


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*** The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial needThe difference between the COA and the EFC is the student's financial need - the gap between the cost of attending the school and the student's resources. The financial aid package is based on the amount of financial need. The process of determining a student's need is known as need analysis.. High school seniors may also apply.