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The Finseth-Hawkins Scholarship

A scholarship for undergraduate students whose gender identity is different than the sex assigned at birth and who are transitioning or have completed transition and are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

In addition, to be considered for the Finseth-Hawkins Scholarship an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full-time enrollment.
  3. Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) at the time of application.
  4. Submit a personal statement of no more than 750 words about how this scholarship will positively support their personal well-being and academic aspirations. Please mention your gender identity in your narrative essay so our committee can know to consider you for this particular award. If this is a sensitive matter to disclose, you may email to notify your intent and need for this award alongside submitting an application. Narrative should also include career goals, work record, and extracurricular interests.
  5. Provide two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, work ethic, or personal strength.

Complete the scholarship application form and submit email addresses of 2 Professor/Instructor for letters of recommendation, (UNT Professor/Instructor is preferred), transcripts of all high school work (if entering freshman) or all college work along with a narrative statement.

Please use the online application form located on the left side of this page. This scholarship cannot be awarded to a previous recipient.

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DEADLINE DATE for Academic Year 2021-2022 is February 28, 2021. Applications submitted past 11:59pm on 2/28/2021 will not be accepted for consideration. We will accept letters of recommendation through 5:00pm 3/12.

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