Student Awards

Current UNT student-athletes interested in obtaining additional information regarding any of the scholarships listed below should contact their advisor. Student-athletes may also visit the NCAA Website for more information regarding NCAA Scholarships.

NCAA Today's Top VIII Award
This award honors the top eight outstanding senior student-athletes who have brought distinction to themselves, their institutions and intercollegiate athletics., as chose by the NCAA. The selection criteria are based on athletic ability and achievement, academic achievement and character and leadership roles and activities. The NCAA provides all expenses for the honorees to attend its annual January honors dinner where each student is presented an appropriate award.

NCAA Woman of the Year Award
This award honors senior student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, and community leadership. Nominees must have completed their intercollegiate eligibility and have been a varsity letter winner. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.50.

NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship
The NCAA awards one male and one female student-athlete scholarship nationally that recognized their outstanding academic achievement and potential success in graduate study. The basic stipend is $12,500. Applicants must be in their senior year or have graduated and are completing their final year of eligibility

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
The NCAA awards scholarships to student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically. Students must be In their final year of intercollegiate competition and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time graduate student. The scholarships are one-time nonrenewable grants of $5,000. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.00.

NCAA Ethnic Minority Scholarships
Ten scholarships are available annually to students from ethnic minorities who will be entering into their first semester of postgraduate studies. Applicants must be accepted into a sports administration or a related program that will assist them in obtaining a career in athletics. Each award is valued at $6,000.

NCAA Womenís Enhancement Program
Ten scholarships are available annually to women who will be entering the first semester of their postgraduate studies. Applicants must be accepted into a sports-administration or a related program that will assist them in obtaining a career in athletics. Each award is valued at $6,000.

NCAA Degree Completion Award
The NCAA established this program to assist student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility for institutional financial aid. Applicants must have completed eligibility for athletics-related aid at a Division I member institution before applying and must be within 30 semester hours of their degree requirements. Full-time students receive grants equal to a full athletics grant at the institution; part-time students receive tuition and an allowance for books.

NACDA Sears Director's Cup Postgraduate Scholarship
Five postgraduate scholarships are available to student who have served as part of the athletic department support staff (cheerleaders, tutors, trainers and managers). Students must have demonstrated excellence in academic and athletic-related activities. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.00 and be in their final year of school.

National Football Foundation Scholarships
Fellowships are awarded each year to a select group of college football seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, school leadership, and superior football performance. The graduate fellowships are $13,000 grants. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in their final year of eligibility.

AFCA/Good Works Team
This award is presented by the American Football Coaches Association and recognizes the extra efforts made by college football players on and off he field. Nominees must be actively involved and committed to working with charitable organizations, service groups or community service.

Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards
These awards pay tribute to those student-athletes of color who have aspired to achieve success on and off the playing field. Nominees must be minority/student of color who is an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team. Applicants should demonstrate a record of service to the campus or community, have a minimum GPA of 3.20 and have completed one academic year of undergraduate work.

GTE Academic All-American
The College Sports Information Directors of America select GTE Academic All-America teams in eight programs: football, womenís volleyball, menís and womenís basketball, baseball, softball and menís and womenís at-large. Nominees must be starts or important reserves and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20. Students are eligible when they reach sophomore athletic and academic standing.

Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete Award
This award is given to the outstanding male and female student-athlete for demonstrated excellence in academic, athletics, community service and leadership. Nominees must be in their last year of eligibility. Previous winners have a combined GPA of 3.78.

Sport-Specific Scholar-Athlete Awards
A number of coaches associations in various sports -including the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association, the United States Track and Field Coaches Association and the National Golf Coaches AssociationĖ honor teams of top scholar athletes in their respective sports. Head coaches base their nomination on sport-specific criteria.