Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship Application for 2016-2017

This application is good for any scholarship given by the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas. By filling out this form, you will be considered for any scholarship available and for which you meet the criteria. Scholarships for use during the 2016-2017 academic year will be awarded in April 2016. Scholarships are for Economics undergraduate majors only (BA, BS, and BBA). The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. Click Here for the Application

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Descriptions

Alumni, faculty members, and other friends of the Department fund our scholarships. Availability of funds within a given academic year determine how many can be awarded. The Economics Department Scholarship Committee is comprised of graduate and undergraduate advisors who review all applications. These scholarships have been awarded. The dollar value of each scholarship varies from year to year, depending upon the availability of funds. In most cases, awards range from $500 to $1,000.

The Abe Melton Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Professor Rosser B. "Abe" Melton. He served the department from 1946-1975 as a faculty member and later as chairman. His barbed wit and insight made him a contact inspiration to his students. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate economics major of junior standing that has at least 60 hours and a minimum 3.5 overall grade point average.

The Tom Preston Scholarship

This scholarship named in honor of Dr. Tom Preston, good friend of the Department of Economics, who served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1982-1992. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate economics majors. Any economics major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is eligible. Entering freshmen or entering graduate students are eligible. Entering undergraduate students must meet a minimum SAT score requirement of 1000 or minimum ACT score of 24 and have at least an overall high school GPA of 3.0. Entering graduate students must meet the current Economics graduate admissions standards.

The Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate economics majors. Any student, who is an Economics major and has at least a 3.0 GPA on all college work, is eligible. Entering freshman who have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or an ACT score of at least 24 are also eligible to apply. The number and amount of awards depend upon the availability of funding.

The Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship is named in honor of Professor Lew Abernathy (whom we lost in November of 2005). Dr. Abernathy served the Department from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. He was chairman from 1984 to 1994. His passion was labor education and he directed the UNT Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations and the UNT Econ Labor Education Program. This scholarship is merit based for full-time graduate or undergraduate majors in economics. Students must have a minimum 3.0 average and maintain full time enrollment status unless they are graduating.

The Rising Eagle Scholarship

This scholarship is for current economics majors who are graduating with a BA/BS/BBA in Economics and who will join the Master's program in Economics in the fall of the coming year. The number and amount of awards depend on the availability of funding.

The Verizon Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student seeking the MS or MA in Economics or MS in Economic Research. To be eligible, currently enrolled students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all college work. If the applicant is a student who wishes to enter the program and is not a transferring graduate student, an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.5 is required. Our alumni that work for Verizon fund this scholarship.

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Economics Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a very generous gift by Catherine Ann and Virgil E. Rogers to establish a scholarship for undergraduate majors in the Department of Economics. To be eligible, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all college work. The scholarship is merit based for full-time undergraduates in economics.

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarships for Academic Excellence

This scholarship is for outstanding graduate students in the Master's program in Economics who are making good progress towards completion of their degree. Several of these scholarships may be awarded if funds are available.

Friends of the Department of Economics From the classes of 2001-2006

This scholarship is made possible by the contributions of alumni of our masters degree programs who graduated in the classes of 2001-2006. The scholarship is merit based and will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student. Students must have a minimum 3.0 average and maintain full time enrollment status unless they are graduating.

Faculty of the Department of Economics Scholarships

This scholarship is made possible by the contributions of current faculty members in the Department of Economics. The scholarship is merit based and is awarded to either an undergraduate or graduate economics major with an outstanding academic record. Students must have a minimum 3.0 average and maintain full time enrollment status unless they are graduating.

The Aaron Wuensch Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by members of the Department of Economics and the family & friends of Aaron Wuensch, a former graduate student in the Department of Economics who lost his life in June of 2009. This scholarship is intended to honor the memory of this outstanding student and fine young man.

Full Time Enrollment Status:
Undergraduate students must have at least a 12-hour academic load to achieve full time enrollment status. Graduate students must be enrolled in 9 hours of graduate coursework (5000-level or higher) to be considered "full time."

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2014-2015

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics Michael Byrd

Melton and Cochran Scholarship in Economics Change Jae Lee

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics Schuyler Rougeau

Abe Melton Scholarship Marcia Raphael

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Samuel Hatch
  • William Labadie
  • Collin Gage
  • Jared Chalson
  • Darian Hughes

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2013-14 academic year Jessica Gore

Top BBA Award for 2013-14 academic year Helley Brazzel

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2013-2014

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics Jessica R. Gore

Melton and Cochran Scholarship in Economics Westley A. Hill

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics Cassandra M. Billingsley

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence Thomas Rice

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2012-2013

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Thomas Rise

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Sang Jun Lee

Abe Melton Scholarship

Marcia Raphael

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Dameron Barron

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Areeba Ghouri

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Alex Shutter

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Craig Williams

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2011-2012

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Adam Starr

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Lauren Rhodes

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Thomas Huffman

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Dameron Barron

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Joy Bedford

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2010-2011

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Ligia Barnea

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Adam Starr

George Benz Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Tuttle

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Gabriel Salinas

Abe Melton Scholarship in Economics

Jaclyn Middaugh

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Ryan Dansby

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Meghan Peters

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2009-2010

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship

Levi Dartt

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Kari Routh

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Sarah Tuttle

Abe Melton Scholarship

Ligia Barnea

Tom Preston Scholarship

Thomas Huffman

George Benz Scholarship

Meghan Peters

Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Kimberly Smith

Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

John Wes Solomon

Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Justin Wood