Scholarships

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

There are also additional state- and federally-funded scholarships available to students in Bilingual and ESL Education.

The 2017-2018 scholarship application is available. Please carefully follow all instructions below to apply.
If you have any questions please contact coe-tea-scholarshipapplicant@unt.edu.

Applications must be completed by the deadline of March 1, 2017.

The application requirements and instructions are as follows:

An applicant should complete the online application form.

In addition to the application form, Teacher Education and Administration students will need to write a short essay (750-1,000 words) responding to the three topics below. These topics allow the opportunity to provide the scholarship committee a holistic view of the merit of candidates and how their field of study relates to their life across time. The essay should be submitted with the application and should include the following information:

  • 1) Write about prior experiences you have had related to your field of study.
  • 2) Describe what you are presently engaged in related to your field of study.
  • 3) Discuss how you plan to apply your education to your future career aspirations.

Also required are two recommendations from individuals who can evaluate the applicant with respect to the scholarship. These recommendations must be on the specific recommendation form provided by the department, and they should be sent directly to coe-tea-scholarshipapplicant@unt.edu. Recommendations must be on the form; letters will NOT be accepted in lieu of the recommendation form.

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 Teacher Education and Administration Scholarship Committee:

Arthur and Mae Amundson Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Arthur J. Amundson to provide scholarships for Teach North Texas math or science majors.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect a the time of any award.
  2. Must 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 in the Teach North Texas program (or its successor) at the University and major in math or science; 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. Demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by completion of the FAFSA.

Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

B. Dwain Vance Scholarship for Science Teachers

Purpose: Established in honor of B. Dwain Vance and intended for master's students in Science Education.

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 either part-time or full-time enrollment at the University, unless the applicant has fewer than twice the number semester hours required to be full-time remaining in his/her degree program.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Enroll as either a part-time or full-time student in a Master's program in Science Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses these characteristics, then students enrolling full-time in undergraduate teaching with  emphasis on science at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Bessie and Joe Killen Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Bessie and Joe Killen and intended for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education and seeking a teacher certification.

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 College of Education at the University seeking a teacher certification; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education will be eligible for consideration.
Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Betsy and James Wood Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Betsy and James Wood and intended for undergraduate students in Early Childhood Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Early Childhood Education at the University.
Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Buchholz Endowment Funds

Purpose: Established in honor of Donald A. Buchholz for his unwavering commitment to higher education and intended for doctoral students enrolled in Educational Leadership.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect a the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full- or part-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 doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University.

Corinne Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Corinne Gibson, a graduate of the Class of 1937 and life-long teacher of elementary education, and intended undergraduate students in the College of Education majoring in interdisciplinary studies (elementary education).

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 undergraduate student at the University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies expressing a strong desire to pursue a career in elementary education.
  4. Freshman applicants must rank in the top quarter of their graduating class and have a minimum score on the SAT of 1,000 or 25 on the ACT.
  5. Applicants who are not entering freshman must carry a 3.0 or better grade point average on 15 hours or more per semester at the University.

Dean Emeritus James R. Miller Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. James R. Miller, former dean and faculty member at UNT, and intended for undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education who want to teach math or science.

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.
  3. Demonstrate an interest in teaching math or science.

Dr. Clifford A. Hardy Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of Dr. Clifford A. Hardy and intended for undergraduate students enrolled in Curriculum and Instruction.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 curriculum and instruction at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any academic program in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Dr. Hoyt F. Watson Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Hoyt F. Watson and intended for graduate students in Educational Administration.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Educational Administration at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Dr. Kaaren C. Day Elementary Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established by Dr. Kaaren C. Day, a former UNT faculty member, for undergraduate students who are pursuing programs in elementary education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Teacher Education and Administration (or it's successor) in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless the 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 elementary education or an advanced student whose background and interests are in elementary education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, the donor wishes the distribution amount to be held for distribution during the following year.
Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Dr. M. Jean Greenlaw Scholarship in Reading Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. M. Jean Greenlaw, former UNT faculty member, and intended for doctoral students in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration (or its successor) who are majoring in Reading Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Doctoral student in Reading Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration (or its successor) at the University will be eligible for consideration.
Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Dr. Nancy Spence Horton Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Nancy Spence Horton and intended for undergraduate and graduate students who have not had a family member in the previous generation obtain a post-secondary four-year degree.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum 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. Certify that they are from an immediate family who has not had a family member in the previous generation obtain a post-secondary four (4) year degree.
  4. Indicate their intention of becoming an elementary school level teacher with an interest in teaching reading; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students who indicate their intention of becoming elementary school level teachers will be eligible for consideration.

Dr. Ron W. Wilhelm - Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Ron Wilhelm and intended for Kappa Delta Pi members and other exceptional students in Teacher Education and Administration.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of the award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless the applicant has fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  3. Be an active member of Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (active membership is defined as having paid annual national and local dues, demonstration of attendance at chapter meetings, and participation in chapter events);
  4. Demonstrate evidence of sustained commitment to and engagement in local community social action and/or service.

 

 

Dr. Watt Black Meadows Scholars Secondary Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Watt Black and intended for full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in secondary education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 secondary education or an advanced student whose background and interests are in secondary education at the University. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

E. Lamar Hoke Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of E. Lamar Hoke and intended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Teacher Education and Administration.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect a the time of any award.
  2. Must 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 Teacher Education and Administration 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.

Five Sparks Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of the "Five Sparks," intended for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Elementary 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.

Frank Halstead Educational Leadership Scholarship

Purpose: A fund made possible by the generosity of the family of Frank Halstead to provide scholarships for College of Education 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. Enroll as a full-time doctoral student seeking a degree in Educational Leadership at the university;
  3. Have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Frankie Martin Montgomery Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of Frankie Martin Montgomery and intended for undergraduate students enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Must 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 interdisciplinary studies at the University; in the event no applicant possess this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Preference shall be given to the current recipient of the scholarship for up to a total of four consecutive years as long as they meet the requirements specified above.

George S. and Betty Jane Morrison Children's Mental Health Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of George S. and Betty Jane Morrison and to provide scholarships for educational support for early childhood and elementary pre-service teachers and early childhood/elementary graduate students who are involved in and with programs and/or agencies that support, enhance and contribute to the mental health of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary (grades 1-6) children.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. 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 student in Teacher Education and Administration at the University; in the event no applicant meets this criteria, then students enrolling full-time at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  4. As part of the application process, applicants must submit for review by the Scholarship Committee an 800-1,000 word essay that includes the following:
      • Their views of why mental health is important to the healthy development of young children
      • How parents and teachers play an essential role in enabling children to develop good mental health
      • A description of their activities in promoting children's mental health
      • How the scholarship will help them achieve their personal and professional goals of helping children develop good mental health in the home and classroom.

Gerald and Leslie Gantzer Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Gerald and Leslie Gantzer and intended for full-time undergraduate and graduate students with a math or science focus in elementary or secondary education.

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 or undergraduate student in elementary or secondary education with a math or science focus. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in pursuit of a career in education will be eligible for consideration.

Ginger Pallett Perez Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of Ginger Pallett Perez and intended for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education, especially members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 undergraduate student in elementary education at the University, with preference given to a Zeta Tau Alpha. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Harold Sunderman Memorial Scholarship in Secondary Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Harold Sunderman and intended for undergraduate students who are specializing in Secondary Education in the College of Education.

Requirements:

  1. An undergraduate Secondary Education major or a major in another field seeking Secondary Teacher Certification.
  2. Credit for a minimum of 60 semester hours of college courses.
  3. A 3.0 minimum grade point average.
  4. Satisfied all requirements for admission to the Teacher Education program.
  5. A full-time student.

Helen Young Stricklin Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Helen Young Stricklin and intended for undergraduate students who are earning an EC-4 or 4-8 teaching certificate with a specialization in Reading Education in the College of Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University.
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in interdisciplinary studies (Early Childhood-4th grade or 4-8th grade emphasis) with a specialization in reading; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Teacher Preparation Program at the University will be eligible for consideration.

James Carl and Rena Mae Matthews Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of James Carl and Rena Mae Matthews and intended for undergraduate students in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award; applicant must have received credit for at least 60 semester hours of college courses.
  2. Must 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; during the student teaching semester, six hours will be considered a full load.
  3. Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies, seeking elementary teacher certification, at the University; in the even no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any Teacher Education program at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Preference will be given to one student who will be enrolled during both long semesters of the academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded; if one such qualified student cannot be identified, then the scholarship may be divided between two or more qualified students who will each be enrolled in one long semester of the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.

Jenkins Gann Foundation Scholarship for Student Teachers

Purpose: To encourage undergraduate students to become those "special teachers," who have the talent and passion to be incredible teachers, but may not have the financial means.

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 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 student at the University participating I the Interdisciplinary Studies program leading to teacher certification in Early Childhood Education through Grade 6 (EC-6) and/or Grades 4 through 8 (4-8); in the event no applicant meets this criteria then any student enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration;
  4. Must be enrolled in a Professional Development School semester (PDS) during the semesters the scholarship is received; and
  5. Demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its successor.

Jennifer Lee Mullin Wright Scholarship Fund

Purpose: A scholarship to honor the memory of Jennifer Lee Mullin Wright, intended for graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Teacher Education and Administration.

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 (minimum 12 hours per semester) as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment;
  3. Must be pursuing a degree in Teacher Education and Administration; and
  4. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at the University.

John H. Guyer Family Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of John H. Guyer, who was a coach, teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in the Denton Independent School District, and intended for undergraduate students in secondary education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 undergraduate student in secondary education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then undergraduate students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 GPA system.

Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of the members of the International Honor Society in Education and intended for outstanding doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum doctoral level entrance and academic performance standards of the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Enroll for a minimum of nine (9) hours as a full-time student majoring in Curriculum and Instruction at the University.
  3. Preference will be given to students who are beginning their first or second year of doctoral work, and are not employed full-time outside of the University.

Laverne Gregory and William Earl Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of Laverne Gregory and William Earl Cooper and intended for undergraduate and/or graduate students in the College of Education who are interested in receiving a teaching certificate.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 secondary education or an advanced student whose background and interests are in secondary education at the University. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Margaret T. Craig Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of former professor Margaret T. Craig and intended for graduate students in Reading.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Reading at the University. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then graduate students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Margaret Virginia Stevens Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in memory of Margaret Virginia Stevens and intended for undergraduate students who have declared a major of Elementary Education and are enrolled in the College of Education.

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 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 Elementary 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. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  5. Must plan to pursue a teaching career in Elementary Education.
Note: This scholarship may be awarded as a full scholarship to one or more students or may be awarded at a minimum $1,000 scholarship per student. The scholarship will continue to be awarded to the original recipient as long as that individual continues to meet the eligibility requirements until graduation or up to five years.

Mark John Merki and Deborah Davis Merki Scholarship in Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Mark John Merki and Deborah Davis Merki for undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to be teachers with certification in bilingual education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 seeking teacher certification in bilingual education at the University. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Demonstrate need for financial assistance through a completed FAFSA application.

Martha F. Turner Shining Star Scholarship Endowment

Purpose: Established in honor of Martha F. Turner and intended for undergraduate students with academic success coming from two-year community colleges who enroll in the Teacher Education program at UNT.

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 seeking Elementary, Middle, or Secondary Teacher Certification 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. Graduates from the Rising Star Program at Dallas County Community College District and students from Harris County Community College will be give preference in the selection process.

Mary Anne Bussey Johnson Scholarship Gift Agreement

Purpose: Established in honor of Mary Anne Bussey Johnson and intended for undergraduate and graduate students preparing to become teachers or for students enrolled in the Teacher Education program in the College of Education.

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 the applicant has fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be a full-time student in his/her degree program.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Enroll as a full-time student in the College of Education, preparing to become a teacher.
  5. In the event no applicant possesses these qualifications, students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Mary Carlisle Webb Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Mary Carlisle Webb, to provide tuition and fees for undergraduate students in the College of Education who specialize in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  1. Must be an undergraduate Elementary Education major.
  2. Limited to Juniors and Seniors who have been admitted to Teacher Education.
  3. Must Successfully complete an interview scheduled with at least two current members of the Douglas Scholarship Committee.
  4. Must have at least 3.0 overall GPA.
  5. Must have passed the state PPST.

Mary E. J. Wells Scholarship in the College of Education

Purpose: Established in memory of Mary E.J. Wells, Class of 1942, and intended for junior and senior students enrolled in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum academic performance standards of the COE 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 Elementary Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any degree program offered through the COE at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 GPA system.

Maydell Matthews Laney Elementary Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Maydell Matthews Laney and intended for undergraduate students who are teacher certification candidates for Early Childhood through Grade 8 in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration (or its successor) in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, except as noted in the next requirement.
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration (or its successor); in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students part-time in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration (or its successor) at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. This scholarship shall be awarded based on academic merit.

Melinda Works Dark Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Melinda Works Dark to provide scholarships for students majoring in Interdisciplinary studies with a Bilingual or ESL Certification in the College of Education. 

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 full-time student in the College of Education at the University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Bilingual or ESL Certification.

Myrtice Nygaard Larson Scholarship for Education

Purpose: Established in honor of educator Myrtice Nygaard Larson and intended for undergraduate students pursuing a career in elementary and early childhood education.

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. Demonstrate academic success by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  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.
  4. Enroll as a full-time student in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education at the University.
  5. Preference may be given to alumni of Larson Elementary in the Arlington (Texas) Independent School District, alumni of any school in Arlington ISD, or alumni of schools of the Cranfills Gap (Texas) ISD.

Phillip and Margaret Walker Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Phillip and Margaret Walker, to provide tuition and fees for undergraduate students in the College of Education who specialize in Teacher Education.

Requirements:

  1. Must be undergraduate student currently enrolled in the College of Education.
  2. Must successfully complete an interview scheduled with at least two current members of the Walker Memorial Scholarship Committee.
  3. Must have at least 3.0 overall GPA.
  4. Must have passed the State PPST.
  5. Must be admitted to Teacher Education.

Phyllis Ray Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Phyllis Ray and intended for undergraduate students in Teacher Education and Administration.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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.

R.C. Bradley Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. R.C. Bradley, a former distinguished faculty member of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, and intended for undergraduate and graduate Elementary Education students in the College of Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration 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 secondary education or an advanced student whose background and interests are in secondary education at the University. In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Reva Sykes Friedsam Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Reva Sykes Friedsam and intended for undergraduate students majoring in elementary or secondary education.

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 elementary or secondary education (or their successors) at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in education at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate that they are from an economically disadvantaged background.

Richard Magers Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Richard Magers and intended for full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration.

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. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Enroll as a full-time student seeking teacher certification in secondary education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education will be eligible for consideration.

Suzanne and Elmer Kretzschmar Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Suzanne and Elmer Kretzschmar by their children and intended for undergraduate and graduate Language, Literacy, and Bilingual Education students pursuing teacher certification. Mr. Kretzschmar received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education at the University of North Texas.

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 Language, Literacy and Bilingual Education program ( or its successor) pursuing teacher certification at the University; in the event no applicant possess this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration.
Note: This scholarship may continue to be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis in successive years if the recipient reapplies for this Scholarship and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Velma E. Schimdt Endowed Doctoral Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Velma E. Schmidt, who made major contributions to the field of Early Childhood Education regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Requirements:

  1. Admitted to the doctoral program in Early Childhood Education (or its successor).
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 over all.
  3. Enrolled in at least six (6) semester hours of courses each semester for two consecutive semesters while receiving the scholarship.

Violet and Eunice Garrish Cooke County Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of all teachers, past and present, from Cooke County, Texas, and intended for undergraduate and graduate students in Teacher Education in the College of Education.

Requirements:

  1. Be a graduating senior from a high school located in Cooke County, Texas, or a former high school graduate with one to two years of successful attendance at the local (Cooke County) community college in a pre-education curriculum.
  2. Have, and maintain through graduation, the intention of becoming a full-time teacher in the K-12 public school system upon graduation and certification.
  3. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of any award (at least a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 system).
  4. 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.
  5. Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in Teacher Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the graduate Teacher Education and Administration Program through the COE at the University will eligible for consideration.
Note: The purpose of this award is to encourage and financially assist students studying teacher education at the University who have the intent of teacher at the K-12 levels. The intent of this fund is to provide one or more renewable "full scholarships" to a student consisting of all tuition, fees, and a book allowance. The award may be renewed for a maximum of four (4) years, or until the student has finished student teaching, taken the exit exam, and achieved certification.