Undergraduate Scholarships | Department of Economics

Undergraduate 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 is good for any undergraduate 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 academic year 2020-2021 will be awarded in late April. Scholarships are for undergraduate economics majors only (BA, BS, and BBA) who are currently enrolled at UNT.

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. Applications are accepted via e-mail or in person. If delivering printed forms in person, please staple pages together.
  4. RETURN VIA E-MAIL TO: Evanna.Merchant@unt.edu
    RETURN IN PERSON TO: Ms. Evanna Merchant, ECON MAIN OFFICE, Wooten Hall 325

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. 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 Melton-Cochran Scholarship

The Melton-Cochran Scholarship is in memory of Rosser B. "Abe" Melton (a faculty member from 1946-1975) and Kendall P. Cochran (on the faculty from 1957-1989, and department chair from 1969-1977). Melton and Cochran were both strong mentors and an inspiration to students. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate economics major of junior standing who has completed at least 60 hours of coursework and maintains a minimum 3.5 overall grade point average.

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 also are 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 (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.

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.

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.

Dr. Margie Tieslau Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the contributions of Deborah Watkins (MS'97) in honor of Dr. Margie Tieslau's contribution to the department and education of our graduate students. The scholarship is merit based and is awarded to an undergraduate 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.

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.

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2019-2020

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship

Cansu Bradford

Cassidy Wray

Melton-Cochran Scholarship

Anna Katz

Gabriela Boria

Catherine and Virgil Rogers Scholarship

Samuel Eckert

Dr. Margie Tieslau Scholarship

Gloria Tipupashu Echun

HOUS Scholarship in Economics

Tien Tang

Department of Economics Chair's Award

Robert Joseph Serna

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Sean D. Ellison
  • Alyceson-Grace Eke

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2018-19 academic year

Nathaniel Ferguson

Top BBA Award for 2018-19 academic year

Andrea Jackson

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2018-2019

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Anna Katz

Taylor Santori

Melton-Cochran Scholarship in Economics

Gabriel Puche

HOUS Scholarship in Economics

Andrea Jackson

Department of Economics Chair's Award

Miriam A. Garcia

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Jeremy handy
  • Isaac Revette
  • Cassidy Wray

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2017-18 academic year

Maham Khan

Top BBA Award for 2017-18 academic year

Abigail Gasick

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2017-2018

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Maham Mansoor Khan

Melton-Cochran Scholarship in Economics

Taylor Edward Santori

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Madison Carrier

Department of Economics Chair's Award

Gabriel Puche

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Richard Webber
  • Abir Arabi
  • Paul McCormick
  • Austin Avery McGregor

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2016-17 academic year

William Goode

Top BBA Award for 2016-17 academic year

Amanda Richardson

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2016-2017

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Joel McGuire

Melton-Cochran Scholarship in Economics

Dressel Edurado Cruz Ruiz

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Kamilla Galieva

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Paul McCormick
  • Robert Peyton Santori
  • Austin Avery McGregor
  • Dylan Brown

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2015-16 academic year

Samuel Hatch & Mollie Ramsey

Top BBA Award for 2015-16 academic year

Jared Chalson

Department of Economics Chair's Award

Joe Ibanez

Undergraduate Scholarships Recipients 2015-2016

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship in Economics

Change Jae Lee

Melton-Cochran Scholarship in Economics

Jared Chalson

Tom Preston Scholarship in Economics

Lila Friedlander

Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Parker Barouch
  • Darian Hughes
  • Mollie Ramsey
  • Dressel Cruz Ruiz

Jack Johnson Award for Top BA/BS for 2014-15 academic year

Michael Byrd

Top BBA Award for 2014-15 academic year

Kassi Hill

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

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