PACS’ Scholarships Opportunities Are Unique
To apply online for departmental and college wide scholarships click here. For more information on PACS Scholarships please visit the PACS Advising webpage or contact the individual department.
FOR ALL MAJORS
PACS Advisory Board Scholarship
This Social Entrepreneur Scholarship was created by the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Advisory Board for students who wish to apply innovation to social change. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Joyce Ann Brown/Popo Gonzalez Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has overcome adversity.
Gail Rola Memorial Service Learning Scholarship
For students who participate in service to the community through either their own volunteer efforts or in service-learning courses.
Scholarship for Service Learning Programs in Mexico
Awarded each spring semester to students who participate in PACS Service Learning Courses or Field Schools offered in Mexico.
The Liberta Hernandez Landa Scholarship
Open to undergraduate nationals from Mexico.
Service Learning Internship
For community-based internships, that would otherwise be unpaid.
The William A. Luker Scholarship
In honor of Dr. William A. Luker, Dean of PACS, 1982-1991. The purpose of this fund is to support academically talented graduate students enrolled in PACS. Applicants must meet all entrance, enrollment, and grade point requirements and demonstrate exceptional academic potential.
Re Calderon Anthropology Scholarship
Awarded each fall semester to recognize Anthropology majors.
Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students in the department of anthropology who are committed to learning, leadership and service.
AECO Incentive Scholarship
Awarded each fall semester to recognize Applied Economic majors.
Mediation Practicum Scholarship
Awarded each fall semester to recognize practicing Mediation.
Clarence M. Ball Scholarship Fund
Scholarship established by Applied Gerontology alumnus Clarence Ball in 1990. Awards limited to full-time Applied Gerontology master's degree students who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing.
Endowed scholarship established circa 1982, with gifts from Department of Applied Gerontology alumni. Awards limited to full-time master’s degree students studying Applied Gerontology.
Winston Dollahon Scholarship
Scholarship established by Department of Applied Gerontology alumnus Winston Dollahon in 2004. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by annual gifts from the donor. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students studying Applied Gerontology and who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing.
Mary Jane Dowse Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established in 2002 with a bequest from University of North Texas alumna Mary Jane Dowse. Awards are open to full-time master’s degree students studying Applied Gerontology.
Grace Ann Dudney Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established in 1986 by UNT alumna Linda Dudney and her husband, Philip Dudney in memory of Grace Ann Dudney. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students studying Applied Gerontology.
Harry R. Kendall Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established from the Kendall Trust within the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in 1990. The purpose is to provide training of leaders for charitable services in hospitals and homes caring who predominately serve African American and low income populations, as stipulated in Harry R. Kendall's will. Awards are open to full-time bachelor's and master's degree students in Applied Gerontology who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing.
Cora A. Martin Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarship established in honor of Cora A. Martin, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging, at the time of her retirement in 1991. Awards open to full-time master's degree students studying Applied Gerontology.
Scholarship established in the 1980s with gifts from numerous donors. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students studying Applied Gerontology.
Endowed scholarship established by Bernard and Audre Rapoport in 1994, in honor of Hiram J. Friedsam, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students studying Applied Gerontology and preparing for careers in the provision of community services to the aged.
Douglas P. Field Scholarship for Graduate Student Research
The Field scholarship is available to graduate students in behavior analysis for the purpose of offsetting costs of completing an experimental thesis. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the costs of the student's thesis and the amount of money available for scholarships in a given year.
Donald L. Whaley Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is available to behavior analysis majors, and is usually awarded to students at the time of admission to the graduate program. The scholarship is for $1,000, distributed equally across Fall and Spring semesters. Recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 SCH any semester they receive scholarship funds.
Grace of a Miracle Scholarship
Through the generosity of Behavior Analysis Alumni, Tammy Lynn Cline Soza, The Grace of a Miracle Scholarship, provides support for Behavior Analysis students at UNT who are interested in Autism Intervention.
J. Edgar Hoover CJUS Student Scholarship
For undergraduates majoring in Criminal Justice whom have completed 75 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree, with at least 15 hours in residence at UNT and a 3.0 overall GPA.
Jacob Andrew Fritsch Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduate full-time Criminal Justice student. Applicants must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Criminal Justice.
Tory J. Caeti Memorial Scholarship
Tory J. Caeti was an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing their Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
E. Ray Griffin Scholarship
Established in 1995 by former students of Dr. Griffin's, this endowed scholarship recognizes the many contributions of this teacher and mentor. Dr. Griffin taught at UNT from 1947 to 1982 and was involved in the MPA program's creation in 1961. In addition to receiving the income from the endowment, which currently is about $1,000, the E. Ray Griffin scholar receives a $2000 alumni scholarship. Both awards are for the payment of tuition and fees at UNT.
Debra Brooks Feazelle Internship Award
Recipients must be enrolled full-time in the MPA program and possess exceptional potential for leadership in city government or the nonprofit sector. Recipients complete their internship with a qualifying small city or nonprofit organization. The employer, if financially capable, provides a partial match to the award. Interns will receive this award as hourly compensation during the duration of their employment. As growth in the endowment warrants, the award may be expanded to include payment of tuition and fees for interns while enrolled at UNT.
Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship
Sponsored by the Texas City Management Association, the Ridley scholarship provides $3,500 for one year of study. Applicants should be in their second year of graduate study and be either a full or part-time student. Applicants should have a strong career interest in municipal management. The application deadline is usually mid-December and is made to TCMA.
Lynn F. Anderson Fellowship
Sponsored by the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, an annual one-year award of $4,000 to a student interested in financial management. The application deadline is usually March or April and is made to GFOAT.
The Charldean Newell Award in Public Administration
To honor Dr. Charldean Newell, and to provide support for, but which is not limited to: guest lectures, scholarships, and general awards through the Department of Public Administration.
Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship
Provides $1000 of funding for tuition, to be broken in equal payments over the Fall and Spring semesters.
REHABILITATION, SOCIAL WORK, & ADDICTIONS
RSA Undergraduate Scholarship
Eight of these scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate students majoring in rehabilitation studies and who make a commitment to pursue employment in support of the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. This scholarship, which is designed to cover student tuition and fees is made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Service Administration.
Social Work/Title IVE Child Welfare Scholarship
Eight of these scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate students majoring in social work. The purpose of the scholarship is to help train and educate students for careers in Child Protective Services (CPS). The stipend requires only that a student work for a CPS agency upon graduation for one year. Please contact Brenda Sweeten for more information.
Fannie Belle Gaupp Scholarship
An annual award of $300 made to the outstanding social work major of the year selected by the social work program faculty. Scholarship is named in honor of the founding social work director who provided many years of professional leadership. This award recognizes scholarship, participation in social work activities, leadership and character, as well as the potential for future contributions in the field. All social work majors at UNT are eligible for this scholarship. Please note that there is no application for this scholarship.
The Jennifer Wells Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling
This fund is in honor of Jennifer Alexis Wells to provide scholarships for Rehabilitation Counseling graduate students who demonstrate their commitment to community volunteering and to advocating for persons with disabilities. Applicants must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department in effect at the time of any award, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, maintain full time enrollment as established by the University (unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment), demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by FAFSA and submit an essay.
Ft. Worth Area Texas Rehabilitation Association Scholarship
An annual award to an undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate Rehabilitation majors who has outstanding academic performance (3.0 GPA) and is enrolled full-time.
The Dan Minahan Memorial Scholarship
To honor Dan Minahan III, 1984 bachelor of science graduate of Rehabilitation Studies program, and a long time supporter of all the intercollegiate athletics programs at the University. This fund is to offer scholarship assistance and program support to students involved with physical and psychological rehabilitation issues.
Benson Undergraduate Scholarship ($500)
For undergraduate Sociology majors. Applicants must be undergraduate sociology majors at UNT who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and are either enrolled in orhave completed at least 6 hours of sociology course work. The recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate sociology major atUNT during the semesters when the scholarship is paid.
Elizabeth Esterchild Scholarship
A fund in honor of Elizabeth Esterchild to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Sociology at UNT. Applicants must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Sociology. Applicants must be full time students at UNT, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program.
Lynne Killgore Scholarship ($500)
Must be a Sociology graduate student or an undergraduate Sociology major.
Hiram J. Friedsam Graduate Student Professional Development Fund ($250-$500)
Endowed scholarship established with numerous individual gifts in honor of Hiram J. Friedsam, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging/Department of Applied Gerontology, at the time of his retirement in 1983. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology.
David H. Malone Graduate Scholarship
In honor of David. H. Malone to provide scholarships for graduate students in Sociology. Applicant must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Sociology in effect at the time of any award. Applicant must also be enrolled as a graduate student in Sociology at UNT.
Must be a graduate sociology student or admitted unconditionally to the graduate sociology program. Must be a Peace Corp volunteer who has completed her/his service
Jean and Rudy Ray Seward Scholarship
Lois Cox Smith and Kelly Smith Scholarship
Sociology Undergraduate Scholarship ($200)
Must be an undergraduate Sociology major with at least a 3.0 grade point average or accepted unconditionally as a major.