UNT announces scholarship increases aimed at helping transfer students move forward with their education

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 08:25

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Undergraduate students transferring to the University of North Texas for the first time from a community college or another university now will be considered for enhanced scholarship opportunities.

UNT’s Transfer Excellence Scholarships, a merit-based scholarship program, recognizes transfer students with a proven track record of academic success. UNT has increased the value of the scholarships, now ranging from $1,500 to $4,000 per year based on the student’s GPA. The awards will begin for the Spring 2021 term and be offered for spring and fall semesters.

UNT is the school of choice for many transfer students living in the North Texas region and across Texas. This fall, UNT welcomed more than 3,800 new undergraduate transfer students. UNT is the only Texas public university named to the Phi Theta Kappa Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll for five consecutive years, and is a top three transfer destination in the state.

“Transfer students are valued members of our Mean Green Family, and UNT is committed to creating stronger pathways to a bachelor’s degree for transfer students and strives to make their transition as seamless, affordable and as successful as possible,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “Our Transfer Excellence Scholarships recognize transfer students’ perseverance and dedication to academic excellence. UNT is committed to helping our students achieve their dreams.”

Under the program, Transfer Excellence Scholarship recipients who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Collin College, Dallas College, North Central Texas College or Tarrant County College will be eligible for an additional one-time $500 bonus award.


Summit Award | $4,000 | 3.75 - 4.0 GPA

Triumph Award | $3,000 | 3.5 - 3.74 GPA

Impact Award | $1,500 | 3.0 - 3.49 GPA

Learn more about requirements and eligibility for the Transfer Excellence Scholarships.

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