UNT Excellence Scholarship

How to apply

Priority Dates

Applicants who meet the admission priority date for scholarship consideration will be given first consideration for scholarships, based on their completed admission and scholarship applications and available funding.

Submit the ApplyTexas Application early to ensure that all high school records and entrance exams are current with UNT for scholarship consideration.  ApplyTexas Applications received after the admission priority date not be complete in time for eligibility to be confirmed for the General Scholarship Application. Specific questions regarding your admission application should be directed to UNT Admissions.


UNT is committed to providing the best undergraduate educational experience in Texas, and our renewable scholarships for incoming freshman is just one example of our commitment!


Awards range from $3,000 to 8,000 per year based on high school rank and test scores.


UNT Excellence Scholarships are available to entering freshman who are in the top 50% of their high school graduating class and score at least 1100 on the SAT (Math/Reading Sections) or 24 on the ACT. International students admitted as entering freshman are also considered for these scholarships based on the required high school rank and test scores noted.

The UNT Excellence Scholarship program offers entering freshman with a wide range of academics to be considered for two-year and four-year renewable scholarships.

Entering freshmen admitted for the fall term immediately following high school graduation are evaluated for scholarship awards based on completed admission and scholarship applications. UNT will continue to award these scholarships for the academic year (fall/spring) based on available funding, with priority consideration given to the earliest applicants. Students should ensure their most current transcripts and test scores are updated with UNT Admissions.

Keep the following in mind with regard to scholarship consideration:

  • Many students compete for available scholarships, which are made based on merit and on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolling in the fall term.
  • At this time, no scholarship funding is available for new students entering in the spring term.
  • Scholarship criteria are nonnegotiable and subject to change.
  • Students eligible for multiple scholarship opportunities will receive the most beneficial award.  Receipt of multiple awards is limited by funding available.
  • University of North Texas Scholarships administered by Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) are funded through tuition revenue. As such, enrollment is required to receive the scholarships and disbursements are applied to tuition/fees for all recipients.  

Additional Information


UNT Excellence Scholarship awards have the potential to be renewed for students meeting the continuing eligibility requirements.  Maximum length of award and renewal information is provided to students when an official scholarship offer is extended.

Non-Texas residents assessed non-resident tuition receiving this competitive scholarship are assessed tuition costs at the in-state rate for the fall, spring and the following summer terms.  Students receiving a competitive scholarship wavier of non-resident tuition must complete Selective Service Registration, according to applicable Texas Education Code 51.9095.  Non-Texas residents residing outside of Texas and only enrolled in online courses should contact their major department for specifics regarding tuition charges.

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