UNT Excellence Scholarships

UNT is pleased to offer Excellence Scholarships to entering first-time freshmen that have a demonstrated record of academic success. Effective for the incoming Fall 2021 freshman class, there are six award levels of Excellence Scholarships.

Excellence Scholarship Award Level Annual Award* Duration Total Award
President's Elite $12,000/year 4 years $48,000
President's Honors $10,000/year 4 years $40,000
Dean's Scholarship $7,000/year 4 years $28,000
North Texas Scholarship $5,000/year 4 years $20,000
Eagle Scholarship $4,000/year 4 years $16,000
Scrappy Scholarship $1,000/year 4 years $4,000
*Subject to annual renewal criteria described below.

The level of award is determined by consideration of a student’s class rank and unweighted high school grade point average (hs GPA). Please note that specific class ranking or academic achievement does not guarantee receipt of an Excellence Scholarship or a specific award level. Students must meet UNT's minimum admission requirements to be considered for a UNT Excellence Scholarship.

Attention 2021 Graduating Seniors

Apply to UNT today, and complete your admission requirements as soon as possible to compete for available funding. Scholarship offers for Fall 2021 incoming freshman is ongoing for students meeting the eligibility requirements for consideration (see below).


To be eligible for UNT Excellence Scholarship consideration, a student must be:
  • A first-time freshman admitted to UNT for the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
  • Admitted by June 1, 2021. Students are advised to apply to UNT as soon as possible to allow adequate time for processing.
  • A full-time student taking a minimum of 12 UNT hours each fall and spring semester.

Non-Texas Residents

  • Eligible non-Texas residents and international students are also considered for UNT Excellence Scholarships.
  • Non-residents of Texas and international students who receive an Excellence Scholarship qualify for the in-state tuition rate for the fall, spring, and following summer terms.
  • Non-resident Excellence Scholarship recipients living outside of Texas while taking UNT courses (typically online) are charged an Out-of-State Teaching Fee (OSTF) in lieu of tuition and instructional fees. This fee must cover the cost of instruction and is set by each academic department annually. Excellence Scholarship recipients paying OSTF do NOT qualify for in-state tuition rates.

Scholarship Consideration

  • Students are automatically considered for UNT Excellence Scholarships when admitted to UNT. Qualifying students will receive notification via their assigned EagleConnect email along with additional instructions for confirming receipt of their award.
  • Excellence Scholarships are competitive, merit awards and are subject to available funding. Priority consideration is given to the earliest applicants.

We encourage future students to create an account in the Eagle Scholarship Portal and explore all scholarships offered by UNT. We also recommend that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to fully consider other financial aid possibilities.

Annual Renewal

UNT Excellence Scholarships offer four years of support toward a bachelor’s degree for students that meet the renewal requirements:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment and take a minimum of 12 UNT hours each fall and spring;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative UNT GPA of 3.25; and
  • Complete of a minimum of 24 UNT hours each year during the fall and spring, and are encouraged to take and complete at least 15 UNT hours each term to be positioned for timely graduation.