Scholarships

The Department of Educational Psychology offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who have made exceptional progress thus far in their education or possess qualities that the department believes distinguish their abilities.

The Department of Educational Psychology also offers the Pathways to Excellence Award. This departmental award, in the amount of $1,000, is awarded to incoming students who are pursuing a Master's Degree. Awards are granted in long semesters ($500 per semester) during the first year of continuous enrollment. There is no deadline for this award; incoming students should apply as soon as they are admitted into a Master's program. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours to be eligible, unless they are enrolled in the Educational Diagnostician program (in which they must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours). Additional funding may be available during year two of the program, but preference is given to incoming students in their first year.

There are also a number of scholarships offered by the College of Education which are available to Educational Psychology students.

College of Education Scholarships

Applying for scholarships

1) Print and complete the 2015-2016 Scholarship Packet.

2) Prepare a typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, one-page essay describing your educational and professional goals, academic achievements, and financial need.

3) Please do not submit resumes, and/or other documents not specified in the application.

4) Submit the completed application and essay as well as any scholarship-specific materials by the deadline.


The due date for EPSY Scholarship Applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

The following scholarships are awarded by the Educational Psychology Scholarship Committee:

The Child Development and Parent Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Elaine Mathes, her family, and other generous friends of the University and the College of Education, and to provide scholarships for graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies at the University.

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 graduate student in Human Development and Family Studies at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in an undergraduate program in Child/Human Development and Family Studies at the University will be eligible for consideration;
  4. Submit an essay describing prior work experience in the field of child/human development and families, career goals relating to this area, and how and award from this scholarship will assist the student in achieving their goals.

The Danny Miles Special Education Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Danny Miles, and to provide scholarships for students majoring in special education at the University.

Requirements:
  1. Be in good standing;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours;
  3. Be officially admitted to Teacher Education;
  4. Have successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test;
  5. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Dr. Jon Young Endowed Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Jon Young, and to provide scholarships for graduate students majoring in Educational Psychology through the College of Education at the University.

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. Enroll as a graduate student in Educational Psychology 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.

The Dr. Lyndal M. Bullock Special Education Dissertation Research Scholarship

Purpose: This scholarship is intended to provide meaningful financial assistance to doctoral students majoring in special education to facilitate their dissertation research and promote their professional development and growth.

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 in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology with a focus on Special Education.
  3. Have successfully completed qualifying exams and registered for dissertation hours.
  4. Be actively seeking and acquiring the skills and experience necessary to pursue a career as faculty in higher education.

The Elaine Robbins Ferry Scholarship

Purpose: A fund, in honor of Elaine Robbins Ferry, the daughter of Louise and Frank Ferry, and to provide scholarships for students in the College of Education at the University, for completion of studies in the Special Education Certification Program at the undergraduate level.

Requirements:
  1. Meet minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment in the College of Education.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Be at least a Junior (have satisfactorily completed 60 hours of degree applicable coursework).
  5. Be admitted to the Teacher Education program in the College of Education at the University of North Texas
  6. Have filed a degree plan to pursue Special Education Certification at the undergraduate level; have already satisfactorily completed or be currently enrolled in a combined total of at least three (3) of the Program's required courses; and still have both Professional Development Semesters ahead of them.
  7. Complete the "Supplemental Application Questionnaire," and exhibit a commitment to, upon graduation
      1) working with students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities; and
      2) working with students primarily as a classroom teacher, rather than as a resource specialist or consultant.
      While both these two criteria are important (1) will carry more weight than (2).
  8. Recipients of this award will be asked to perform the following as a condition of the scholarship award:
      • Perform 10 volunteer hours through the Arc of Denton County before graduation. (Very Important)
      • Complete practicums in Special Education Certification courses involving students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and/or multiple disabilities.
      • One of the applicant's four placements during their PDS must be in settings with students with severe/profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and/or multiple disabilities.
  9. Attend if possible, the Arc of Denton County Banquet on Monday, April 28th with Mr. and Mrs. Ferry.

The North Texas Student Council on Family Relations/Lawhon Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of the cause of the North Texas Student Council on Family Relations and to provide scholarships for undergraduate and or graduate students at the University.

Requirements:
  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the university and the college or school being attended by the recipient in effect at the time of any award with a least a 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and a 3.0 GPA for graduates on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Must be a contributing member of Leaders in Family Education (LIFE) for a least 12 months prior to the award.  In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time at the University will be eligible for consideration.