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Scholarships

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Undergraduate Student Scholarships

We offer several scholarships for select students on an annual basis. The general scholarship application can be used to apply for all scholarships. Along with the application form, applicants should include a resume/CV. The general application and resume are due February 25. Please submit to Sociology@unt.edu and insert "Undergraduate Scholarship Application" in the email subject line. For more information please contact the department at 940-565-2296.

Sociology Scholarship General Application (pdf)

Sociology Scholarship General Application (docx)

The Al Murdock and Glen Howze Scholarship

Applicants must have transferred to the University of North Texas from a community college. They must be enrolled as an undergraduate Sociology major, with at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated eligibility for need-based financial assistance, with a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) filed with UNT's Financial Aid Office. The recipient of the scholarship must be enrolled full-time as a Sociology major during the semesters that the scholarship is paid. When awarded, the scholarship will be split between the fall and spring semesters of the following academic year, unless the student is a fall graduate.

Sociology Unpaid Internship Scholarship

Students must be enrolled in SOCI 4950: Sociology Internship and successfully complete the course requirements (i.e., receive a "pass" final grade). The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate sociology major at UNT during the semesters when the scholarship is paid. One annual award of $500 will be credited to the recipient's student account upon successful completion of the course. The awarding of this scholarship is subject each year to the availability of funds.

Leonard Benson Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate sociology majors at UNT who have at least a 3.5 GPA. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate sociology major at UNT during the semesters when the scholarship is paid. One annual award will be credited to the recipient's student account. The awarding of this scholarship is subject each year to the availability of funds.

Elizabeth Esterchild Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate sociology majors at UNT who have at least a 3.5 GPA. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate sociology major at UNT during the semesters when the scholarship is paid. One annual award will be credited to the recipient's student account. The awarding of this scholarship is subject each year to the availability of funds. When awarded, the amount will be split equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Lynne Killgore Scholarship

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate sociology student at UNT with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants may be a full OR part-time student. If not currently enrolled, enrollment must be anticipated for the following semester. *Preference will be given to non-traditional students who have been out of school due to family responsibilities.

UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides funding for undergraduates interested in conducting guided research (typically under the supervision of a faculty member). This program aims to award 250 undergraduates with $500 each per year. While the Honors program assesses the applications, you do not have to be an Honors student to apply. If you think you may be interested in this opportunity please read the information provided in the link below to apply; the deadline is in March.

https://honors.unt.edu/research/unt-undergraduate-research-fellowship

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Supplemental Scholarship

Applicants must be accepted for the UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) (https://honors.unt.edu/research/unt-undergraduate-research-fellowship) and have a Department of Sociology faculty serve as their research mentor for the fellowship. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate sociology major at UNT during the semesters when the scholarship is paid. Students previously awarded the Supplemental Scholarship may reapply with each successful URF application. Up to three annual awards of $250 will be credited to recipients' student accounts. The awarding of this scholarship is subject each year to the availability of funds. Should the number of eligible applicants exceed funds, the scholarship will be awarded to student proposals deemed most meritorious by the Sociology Undergraduate Committee.

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