This website is for current UNT students in the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program. For high school students looking to find out more about the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program and what we have to offer, click the button below.

Interested in Becoming an Emerald Eagle Scholar?

Eligibility Requirements for Continuing Students

Financial Eligibility

  • Must be Texas Grant eligible.
  • Must complete the financial aid application every year.
  • If selected for verification, must complete the verification process by the Census Date of each fall semester.
  • Note: Failure to meet the deadlines can jeopardize your award and status in the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program.

Academic Eligibility

  • Must maintain a UNT cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher.
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester per academic year.
  • Successfully pass at least 24 credit hours by the end of the academic year (Recommended: 15 hours for Fall; 15 hours for Spring).
  • Complete at least one campus engagement requirement per semester.

All scholars must complete at least one campus engagement every semester. Students can select a different engagement each semester. Your selection must be submitted via Canvas by October 15 for the fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester.

Students can choose from:

  • On-campus/work-study job.**
  • Band, cheer, dance, Green Jackets, Fraternity/Sorority, student organization.
  • Emerald Eagle Scholars Organization.
  • Pin Program.
  • TRiO
  • 5 hours of the Learning Center sessions.
  • 10 hours of community service. Please note the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program is not responsible for any injuries incurred while volunteering. You are volunteering at your own risk.
  • NEST Program.*
  • First-year students are required to engage with Access Mentoring. Students will be auto enrolled.

*For first-year students only.
**You must have a job by October 15 to count for the Fall semester and by February 15 to count for the Spring semester.