Scholarships

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

All Program scholarship applications are due to the Counseling office in Welch Street Complex 2 Room 101 the last Friday in February.
>> Counseling Scholarship Application

Applications are due to the Program Coordinator in Sycamore Hall 288 by March 1, 2017. The Scholarship Committee reviews the applications in May for awards to be applied to the following academic year.
>> Higher Education Scholarship Application

 

There are also a number of scholarships available to all students in the College of Education.

College of Education Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded by the Counseling and Higher Education Scholarship Committee:

Barry Lumsden Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Barry Lumsden to provide support for students and programs in the Program in Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the doctoral program of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor);
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Be a graduate student in the Higher Education Program at UNT.

Bobbie Wilborn Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Bobbie Wilborn and to provide scholarships for doctoral students in Counselor Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the Counselor Education Program in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have less than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time doctoral student in Counselor Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any undergraduate or graduate Counselor Education Program at the University will be eligible for consideration. 

Byron Medler Counselor Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Byron Medler, a former faculty member of the College of Education, and to provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students in Counselor Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Counselor Education Program and the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Must maintain full time enrollment at the University during the period of the award, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Counselor Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration;
  4. First priority will be given to first-year doctoral students in Counselor Education.

Center for Play Therapy Scholarships

Purpose: To provide scholarships for students in the Center for Play Therapy.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in the Center for Play Therapy at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any degree granting program of the College of Education at the university will be eligible for consideration;
  4. Recipients are eligible to receive an award from this scholarship more than once, but they must re-apply annually.

Chi Omega Scholarship

Purpose: The Chi Omega Endowed Scholarship, a fund to provide scholarships for female graduate students in the Counseling Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Graduate Program in Counseling in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University;
  3. Complete at least twelve hours of graduate credits in Counseling at UNT prior to making application;
  4. Have at least a 3.5 grade point average on all graduate work;
  5. Present evidence of relevant work experience and participation in professional associations or scholarly societies.

Dale Rorex Fund for the College of Education

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Paul Dale Rorex, Ph.D. 1994, and to provide support for students and programs in the Program in Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the doctoral program of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) and;
  2. Have and maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale on all college level work; and
  3. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program; and
  4. Be in the normal pattern of dissertation hours at the time any part of the award is actually paid; and
  5. Must supply a brief essay on one or more of the following:
    a) activities in which they have been involved that support a culturally diverse population, and /or
    b) evidence of socioeconomic hardship they have experienced, and /or
    c) personal involvement in life’s hardships and successes.

Dennis and Donna Engels Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dennis and Donna Engels, to provide scholarships for graduate students in the College of Education Counseling and Early Childhood Education Programs at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Counselor Education Program or the Early Childhood Program; thus, students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Counseling Program or Early Childhood Education Program at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Douglas and Carolyn Kern Scholarship

Purpose: An award in honor of the Donor’s parents, Robert and Doris Kelpe and Lawrence and Getrude Kern, and to provide scholarships assistance for academically talented students in the College of Education Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education (“the Department”) with a major in the program of Counseling Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have less than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in the Counseling Program; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Dr. Cynthia Chandler, Professor, and Rusty Chandler, Therapy Dog, Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Cynthia Chandler, Professor, and Rusty Chandler, Therapy Dog, and to provide scholarships for graduate students in the counseling program in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the College of Education and Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree programs;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University;
  4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system

Dr. Diana C. Valdez Counseling Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Diana C. Valdez to provide scholarships for doctoral students in the Counseling Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education, and the doctoral counseling program, in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full-time enrollment;
  3. Enroll as a full-time doctoral student in Counseling at the University; in the event no applicant meets this criteria, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  4. Demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its successor.

Dr. Doris Rhea Coy Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Doris Rhea Coy, to provide scholarships for masters level students in School Counseling Education, Development and Higher Education.

Requirements:

  1. Must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education and the program of Counselor Education in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education.
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  3. Must be a full time masters level student.

Dr. Michael and Ruthie Altekruse Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Michael Altekruse and to provide scholarships for graduate students in the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performances standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award:
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a graduate student in Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University.

Dr. Richard Rafes Leadership Scholarship in Higher Education

Purpose: To support graduate students who demonstrate leadership or potential for leadership in the field of Higher Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performances standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award:
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a graduate student in Higher Education Program in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University.

Dr. Roderic DuChemin Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Roderic Duchemin, a professor in the Department of Higher Education for thirty years.  He developed several courses now taught in the curriculum and served as major professor and dissertation chair for many doctoral students.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Must enroll in six or more graduate semester hours;
  3. Enroll as a student in the College of Education Department  of Counseling and Higher Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration;
  4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Dwane Kingery Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Burell Dwane Kingery, former Professor of Higher Education and Dean of the College of Education from 1966-1972, and also holder of the J. C. Matthews Chair for Higher Education, and to provide scholarships for graduate students in the Higher Education Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Higher Education Program and the College of  Education in effect at the time of any award; and
  2. Enroll as a graduate student in the Higher Education Program at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then graduate students enrolling in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  3. Maintain enrollment in six (6) or more graduate credit hours at the University during the time of any award.

Edward and Agnes Bonk Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Edward and Agnes Bonk, established in 2008 by Dr. Bonk’s children, Mr. Thomas Bonk and Dr. Suzanne Hedstrom (a counselor educator, like her father) for Counseling Program doctoral students who have career objectives to be a counselor educator.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performances standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award:
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Must be a Doctoral student with career objective to become a counselor educator.

Garry Landreth Center for Play Therapy Scholarship

Purpose: A fund established by Dr. Landreth, the founder of the Center for Play Therapy, the largest play therapy training program in the country; Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy; recipient of the Association for Play Therapy Lifetime Achievement Award and Research Award; and internationally known for his work in promoting the development of child-centered play therapy.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performances standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award:
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a graduate student specializing in Play Therapy at the University.

Georgia Morgan Bennett Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Georgia Morgan Bennett to provide scholarships for doctoral students specializing in play therapy at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GP on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Enroll as a doctoral student in play therapy at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then the scholarship will not be awarded.

 

Higher Education Faculty Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of the Higher Education faculty to provide scholarships for doctoral students majoring in Higher Education. 

Requirements:

  1. Be a Higher Education doctoral student with continuous enrollment in fall and spring semesters;
  2. Be in good standing;
  3. Have a GPA of at least 3.5;
  4. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  5. Enroll as a doctoral student in Higher Education with at least 6 semester hours.

Higher Education Law Scholarship

Purpose: Establshed in 2009 and funded by the proceeds from the annual UNT Higher Education Law Conference for students in the Program in Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the doctoral program of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor);
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Be a graduate student in the Higher Education Program at UNT.

Howard W. Smith, Jr. Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Howard W. Smith, Jr to provide support for students and programs in the Program in Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the doctoral program of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor);
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Be a graduate student in the Higher Education Program at UNT.

Lisa and Kenny Troutt Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Lisa and Kenny Troutt and to provide scholarships for graduate students in the College of Education, Department, of Counseling and Higher Education (CHE) Counselor Education Program specializing in Play Therapy (“the Department”) at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Department with a specialization in Play Therapy.

Marcy Golden Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Marcy Golden to provide scholarships for College of Education students at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full-time enrollment;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Masters in Counseling Program at the University with a focus in teens and/or adolescents; in the event no applicant meets this criteria, then students enrolling full-time as graduate students in College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  4. Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Margaret and Rankin Hinds Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Margaret and Rankin Hinds to provide scholarships for doctoral students specializing in play therapy at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Enroll as a doctoral student in play therapy at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then the scholarship will not be awarded.

Martha Jo and Doyle Carlton Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Martha Jo and Doyle Carlton to provide scholarships for doctoral students specializing in Play Therapy at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Enroll as a doctoral student in play therapy at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then the scholarship will not be awarded.

Northern Metro Counseling Association Scholarship

Purpose: The Northern Metro Counseling Association Scholarship, a fund to provide a scholarship for a student in the COE Counseling Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum grade point of 3.0;
  2. Must maintain either full or part time enrollment at the University;
  3. Must be a graduate student in the COE Counseling Program;
  4. Must be a member of the Texas Counseling Association;
  5. Preference shall be given to students with financial need.

Person-Centered Counseling Scholarship

Purpose: A fund established by Dr. Dee Ray to provide scholarship assistance for graduate students in the Counseling Education Program with demonstrated practice in person-centered counseling.

Requirements:

  1. Meet Minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment unless nearing completion of degree and does not need full time enrollment.
  3. Enroll as graduate student in Counseling with a demonstrated practice in person centered counseling.
  4. Submit a personal statement in support of person-centered theory.
  5. Demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by completion of the FAFSA.

Richard and Joneel Harris Scholarship in Higher Education

Purpose: A fund in honor of Richard and Joneel Harris and to provide scholarships for graduate student majoring in higher education with a minor in research or technology in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Enroll as a graduate student in higher education with at least 6 semester hours;
  3. Emphasis will be given to students with a minor in technology or research; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Program at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. If funds permit, any graduate student who is awarded the scholarship shall be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship.  Students must continue to meet all eligibility requirements set forth in this agreement during that period of time.

Susan Simon Higher Education Doctoral Student Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Susan Simon to provide scholarships to full time doctoral students in the Higher Education Program at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Maintain a 3.5 GPA in the Higher Education Doctoral Program, or if a first-year doctoral student, have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA in their master's program;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment in the Higher Education Doctoral Program, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full-time enrollment.

Transpersonal Counseling Dissertation Scholarship

Purpose: Established by Dr. Jan Holden, Chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education to promote research in the field of transpersonal counseling.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performances standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award:
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Must be a Counseling Program doctoral student writing their dissertation on a topic in the field of transpersonal counseling.

William Randolph Hearst Endowment for the Center for Play Therapy

Purpose: A fund to provide scholarships for graduate students in the College of Education, Department of Counseling and Higher Education (CHE) Counselor Education Program specializing in Play Therapy at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the CHE Department in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Department with a specialization in Play Therapy; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then graduate students enrolling full-time in the CHE department at the University will be eligible for consideration.