UNT Meritorious Scholarship for National Merit Finalists

How to apply

Priority Dates

You must designate your school of choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation by their published deadline.  

Description

National Merit Finalists who have designated UNT as their school of choice with the National Merit 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. Corporation are considered for a full 4- year UNT scholarship.   The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees, room and board on-campus (standard hall/ double occupancy) with the Eagle Basic meal plan, and textbook expenses up to $500 per semester.

Amount

The 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. value is set annually using the UNT Undergraduate Average Cost of Attendance developed for UNT Meritorious Scholarship recipients.

Award Description

4 Year Value*

UNT Meritorious Scholarship

$94,830

NMF Donor Award

$20,000

Total Award Amount

$114,830

*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 as required by federal law, according to applicable Texas Education Code 51.9095. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be admitted to a UNT degree seeking program
  • complete the General Scholarship Application
  • become a National Merit Finalist
  • designate UNT as your number one school of choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • apply to the Honors College

Additional Information

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

If you receive other scholarships or need-based aid, your total UNT Meritorious Scholarship will be adjusted so that your financial aid and scholarship package will not exceed the total cost of attendance established by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Email untmeritoriousscholars@unt.edu if you have any questions!