Graduate Scholarships | Department of Economics

Graduate Scholarships

We are now accepting Scholarship Applications for academic year 2023-2024

(The deadline for receipt of applications: Noon on Wednesday, February 15, 2023)

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 2023 or fall 2023. 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 2022 OR (4) be a UNT undergraduate who is entering the graduate program in summer/fall of 2023; AND intend to enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Master's program in Economics during fall 2023.

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 Ms. Adriana Martinez at: Adriana.Martinez2@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

2022-2023

Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

  • Liza Inaba

William H. & Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

  • Jordan Lopez

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

    • Edgar Orozco

    Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    • Selorm Blagogee
    • Jacob Wambede
    • Hunter Boswell
    • Alyceson-Grace Eke
    • Miles Shoaf
    • Yueyue Yu

    2021-2022

    William H. & Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

    • Gloria Echun

    Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

    • Rumian Reza

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

    • Jordan Lopez

    Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    • Alyceson-Grace Eke
    • Alejandra Heyn Jacquier
    • Selorm Blagogee
    • Edgar Orozco
    • Miles Shoaf

    2020-2021

    William H. & Virginia W. Wallace Graduate Scholarship

    • Sarah Krisa

    Aaron Wuensch Memorial Graduate Scholarship

    • Wes Nichols

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

    • Samuel Eckert

    Department of Economics Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    • Miriam A. Garcia
    • Ekemini Usuah
    • Gloria Tipupashu Echun
    • Alejandra Heyn Jacquier
    • Morris Obiri

    Department of Economics Chair's Award

    • Miriam A. Garcia

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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