UNT Meritorious Scholarship for National Merit Finalists

How to apply

Priority Dates

You must designate your school of choice with 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 by the last business day in May.

Description

You're eligible for this 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. if you're a National Merit Finalist, and if you've designated UNT as your number one school of choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Students must be active in a UNT program to receive this award.  Students active in a UNT Dallas program should contact UNT Dallas for scholarship opportunites.

This scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees, room and board on-campus (double occupancy) with seven-day meal plan, and textbook expenses up to $500 per semester.

The scholarship is renewable up to three additional, consecutive academic years (excluding summers), or until the completion of your UNT undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

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.

The annual award amount for the 2013-2014 award yearThe academic year is defined as a set number of semesters as determined by the institution. is $20,984, which can result in a total scholarship award of over $83,936.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • become a National Merit Finalist
  • designate UNT as your number one school of choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the last business day in May
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • maintain active membership in the Honors College, successfully completing at least six honors hours at UNT each academic year, including at least one Honors class in the first semester of enrollment at UNT.  For recipients making the decision to live in Honors Hall, enrollment in an Honors Class each term is required.

Note: If you have fewer than 24 hours remaining in your degree program, you may divide the remaining hours as evenly as possible between the fall and spring semesters. Please e-mail untmeritoriousscholars@unt.edu to request a University Scholarship Appeal form.

Additional Information

Funding for this program is limited.  For information on the Honors College, contact the Honors College at 940-565-3305.

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.