Graduate Scholarships | Department of Economics

Graduate Scholarships

We are now accepting Scholarship Applications for academic year 2020-2021

(The deadline for receipt of applications: Noon on Friday, February 14, 2020)

This application ONLY can be used by (1) current UNT graduate students in the Department of Economics; or (2) current UNT undergraduate Economics majors who will be joining the Master's program in Economics in either summer 2020 or fall 2020. This application is for all graduate scholarships awarded by the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas. By filling out and submitting this form, you will be considered for all available departmental scholarships for which you qualify.

In order to qualify for a graduate scholarship, applicants must: (1) have a minimum GPA of 3.0; (2) have earned no grades of "C" or below in any Economics graduate classes; (3) have completed at least 9 hours of Economics graduate coursework by the end of fall 2019 OR (4) be a UNT undergraduate who is entering the graduate program in summer/fall of 2020; AND intend to enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Master's program in Economics during fall 2020.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Download and save this pdf file to your computer. (Click Here for the Application form and more information.)
  2. Complete the application and save files using YOUR LAST NAME as the file name - example "MOLINA.pdf".
  3. If you have completed any graduate courses at institutions other than UNT, you must e-mail a scanned copy of your transcripts from those institutions with your completed application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You do not need to submit transcripts from class work completed at UNT.
  4. E-mail your application (and appropriate supporting material) to Evanna Merchant at: Evanna.Merchant@unt.edu.

Graduate and Undergraduate 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. 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 Faculty Scholarship in Memory of Karla Lynch

This scholarship is in memory of long-time faculty member Karla Lynch, who passed away on February 21, 2015. Karla was also an alumna of our program, earning her Master's in economics in 1992. She was a master teacher and a caring mentor, and she touched the lives of generations of students and colleagues and friends fortunate enough to have known her. The scholarship is funded by Karla's colleagues and many friends as a way of honoring her commitment to her students and to higher education in general.

The Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship is named in honor of Professor Lew Abernathy (1932-2005). 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.

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.

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 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 and 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.

William H. & Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Dr. William H. Wallace and his wife. Dr. Wallace was an economist and served as adjunct instructor at UNT from 2001 to 2012. He had a brilliant academic career at numerous universities, including the University of Illinois, Duke University, the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA (where he was Dean of the College of Business). He also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, serving on the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, and as First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Dallas branch. The scholarship is open to new and continuing full-time graduate students in Economics. New students must meet minimum entrance standards; continuing students must meet academic performance standards of the department and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

HOUS Scholarships

This scholarship is made possible by the contributions of Richard Johnson (BS'16) in honor of Drs. Hauge and Rous and their contributions to economics education. The scholarship is merit based and is awarded to 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.

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.

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2019-2020

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Gabriel Abeyie

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Jenny Aigbike

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship in Memory of Karla Lynch

James Crowe

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship

Richard Webber

HOUS Scholarship in Economics

Karely Jaramillo

Department of Economics Chair's Award

Begum Ozdemir Oluk

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

John Pass

Valerie Wells

Abiokpoyanam P. Batubo

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2018-2019

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Himani Sharma

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Umesh Jaiswal

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship in Memory of Karla Lynch (Rising Eagle)

Richard Webber

Ganga Sharada Oli Award

Elahe Boskabadi

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Graduate Scholarship

Robert Peyton Santori

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Dressel Cruz Ruiz

Karely Jaramillo

Schuyler Rougeau

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2017-2018

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Chang Jae Lee

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Kassi Hill

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship in Memory of Karla Lynch (Rising Eagle)

Dressel Cruz Ruiz

Ganga Sharada Oli Award

Elahe Boskabadi

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Graduate Scholarship

Filipe Gomes Pimentel

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Erick Cordero

Steven Nelson

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2016-2017

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Christpher Carlye

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship in Memory of Karla Lynch (Rising Eagle)

Schuyler Rougeau

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship

Caleb Bishop

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Andeas Parides

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Adetayo Ige

Ganga Sharada Oli Award

Sang Jun Lee

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2015-2016

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Hedieh Tajali

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Christopher Carlyle - Rising Eagle

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship

Ashupta Farjana

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

John Kelsey

Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Sana Elahi

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2014-2015

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Mofioluwasademi Odunowo

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Brandon Norton

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Holly Parmelee

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship

Alex Shutter

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2013-2014

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

David Dansby

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Suzanne Beltran

William H. and Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

Tyler J. Odegaard

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship

Terrence J. Clark

Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Justin R. Martin
  • Ryan M. Johnston
  • Timothy J. Minich
  • Matthew R. Gray
  • Jacob D. Casey

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2012-2013

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Ryan Dansby

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Jason Lin

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Taylor Bon

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Ligia Barnea

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Lynn Morgan

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Barberos Gueneri

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Lhamu Tsering

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2011-2012

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Zachary Koerner

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Taylor Bon

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Christopher Brooks

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Cameron Tubbs

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2010-2011

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Edward Hockenberger IV

UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Megan Dorman

GTE/Verizon Graduate Student Scholarship

Brandon Reed

Catherine & Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

Sarah Miller

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Chad Boger

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Afsheen Moti

Graduate Scholarships Recipients 2009-2010

The UNT Department of Economics Faculty Graduate Scholarship

Aaron Wuensch

A Place to Call Home Graduate Scholarship

Ibrahim Kekec

GTE/Verizon Graduate Scholarship in Economics

Brittany Causey

UNT Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Mary K. Dessi

UNT Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Julie Harris

UNT Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Nishelli Perera

Rising Eagle Scholarship

Cailin Haynes

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship in Economics

April Goff

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