Application deadline nearing for incoming freshmen interested in becoming Emerald Eagle Scholars
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Taxes aren't the only thing due by April 15 (Wednesday); students interested in becoming Emerald Eagle Scholars at the University of North Texas must submit their application for admission and their Free Application for Federal Student Aid by April 15 in order to be considered for the program.
UNT's Emerald Eagle Scholars Program, which provides tuition, fees and mentoring to academically talented students with high financial need, began in 2007. There is not a separate application for the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program. Interested students need to apply to UNT via the Texas common application, which can be found at www.applytexas.org.
Students also must submit their FAFSA no later than April 15. The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office will identify all eligible students and confirm that the admission deadline was met. Eligible students will then be extended an invitation to join the program. Students will be notified May 1 thru June 31.
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements prior to the Fall 2009 semester:
- have completed all documents required by the Admissions Office before April 15, 2009 (except for final transcripts)
- have completed the 2009-2010 FAFSA before April 15, 2009
- be a new entering freshman (transfer students are not eligible)
- be a Texas resident be a member of a family whose adjusted gross income does not exceed $40,000
- be eligible to receive a federal Pell grant through UNT
- sign a statement of commitment to this program
- attend a UNT freshman orientation
If accepted into the program, participants must:
- enroll in at least 15 hours in each long semester (fall and spring)
- complete at least 30 hours in each academic year
- commit to active engagement on campus through completion of one of three paths
- make academic progress each semester with at least a 2.5 cumulative UNT grade point average
- set a goal of bachelor degree completion in four years or less
- work in a campus job 10 hours a week, or complete the Career Center Alternate Plan
Since its inception the Emerald Eagle Scholars program has helped fulfill the dream of going to college for more than 700 students. For more information about the program visit www.unt.edu/emeraldeaglescholars, or contact the Emerald Eagle Suite at 940-369-5251.