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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 10. 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.

The general application can be used to apply to --

  • The Al Murdock and Glen Howze Scholarship
  • The Leonard Benson Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Esterchild Scholarship
  • The Lynne Killgore Scholarship

Sociology Scholarship General Application (pdf)

Sociology Scholarship General Application (docx)

Only one application is needed to apply to all the above scholarships.

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.

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.

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Other Sociology Scholarships

The general application CANNOT be used to apply to --

  • Sociology Unpaid Internship Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship Supplemental Scholarship
  • Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel First Generation Scholarship
  • Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel Peer Mentor Scholarship

Please apply to these using their respective applications provided in the descriptions.

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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.

For this scholarship, please complete the application form accessible at this link -

Sociology Unpaid Internship Scholarship Application

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Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) Supplemental Scholarship

Applicants must first be accepted for the UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) and have a Department of Sociology faculty serve as their research mentor for the fellowship.

If you are interested in this opportunity please read the information provided in the link below to apply; the deadline is in June. https://honors.unt.edu/research/unt-undergraduate-research-fellowship

If you are chosen for a UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship and are a Sociology major, then you are entitled to a $500 URF Sociology Supplemental Scholarship as long as your designated research mentor for the fellowship is a Sociology faculty member. You must apply for the scholarship and submit your application at the beginning of the academic year in which you will be a UNT Research Fellow. Please submit to Sociology@unt.edu and insert "URF Sociology Supplemental Scholarship" in the email subject line.

Students previously awarded the Supplemental Scholarship may reapply with each successful URF application. The awarding of this scholarship is subject each year to the availability of funds.

For this scholarship, please complete the application form accessible at this link -

Sociology Supplemental Scholarship Application

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Sociology Mentoring Program Scholarships

There are two different types of scholarships available: The First-Generation College Student Scholarships and the Peer Mentor Scholarships. For both scholarships, applicants must be full-time students at UNT during the program who have officially declared Sociology as their major and who are willing to commit to participating fully in the mentoring activities associated with the program in the fall and spring semesters of the following academic year.

Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel First Generation Scholarship: Are you a first-generation college student who might benefit from participating along with other first-gen college students in various mentoring activities on campus? We seek through department's mentoring program to improve the likelihood that you will succeed in college and earn a bachelor's degree. Please fully complete the application available at this link -

First-Gen Scholarship Application

Lynne Killgore & Dave Michel Peer Mentor Scholarships: Are you a Junior or Senior majoring in Sociology who would like to mentor first-generation college students who have declared Sociology as their major? Do you believe that you would excel at fostering an inclusive, welcoming environment where first-gen students can comfortably ask questions about their college experiences? Are you willing to attend, along with a select group of first-gen students, various mentoring activities aimed at increasing the retention rates of first-gen students at UNT? Please fully complete the application available at this link -

Peer Mentor Scholarship Application

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