CMHT Competitive Scholarship

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Scholarship Application (AY 2024 - 2025): Closed
Deadline:  February 1, 2024

What you need to know:

CMHT offers a variety of general competitive scholarships.  Some are open to all students in the College, others are for students in specific majors.  Applicants will be considered for all College-wide competitive scholarships for which they qualify. University scholarships are also available through the UNT Scholarship Office:

  • Submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee a scholarship. These competitive scholarships are based upon availability of funds and are not renewed automatically each year.
  • Applicants must reapply for scholarships each year to be considered.
  • Eligible recipients may be supported no longer than 4 years for BS degree or 2 years for M.S. degree.


  • Continuing undergraduate and graduate CMHT majors with a minimum overall cumulative GPA 3.0 (12 hrs.)
  • Newly admitted transfer and graduate students with a minimum overall cumulative GPA 3.0
  • High school students must be accepted for admission to UNT no later than February 1.
  • Graduate students in the process of applying to the program must have submitted their complete application to the department graduate coordinator on February 1.

Submit online application

* Before you start the application, you will need the email addresses of 2-4 individuals who are not related to you and who are willing to provide a reference for you (faculty members, former teachers, community leaders, or employers). Please ask them ahead of time if they are willing to provide a reference for you. If they are willing, you will only need one email address from each individual. During the application you will enter their email address the Scholarship System will send a link to a form for the individual to fill out.

Email - Resume, Degree Audit & Essay

Submit a professional-looking resumé in PDF format that includes work experience, educational background, academic honors and recognitions received, community activities such as volunteer work, leadership roles in organizations and community projects, school activities and other extracurricular activities. At the end of the application, you will receive an email with a link for submitting your resume, degree audit and essay.

Degree Audit – Undergraduate Students
If you are a current UNT student, go to and log in with your UNT EUID & password. Select "Run Declared Programs". Go to the "Print" menu and select "Save As PDF" on the destination drop-down.

Unofficial Transcript – Graduate Students (only)
Graduate students should submit an unofficial transcript, accessed through

Submit an essay in PDF format (maximum of 2 pages, and include headings in the essay for each bolded section below address the following statements or questions.)
Career Goals: Describe your career goals as they relate to your education. Give any other information you think would be helpful in considering your application. For example, where do you see your career 2-3 years after graduation?
Activities and Work: Describe your involvement in activities and work that demonstrates the scope of your experiences.
Importance of Scholarship: Why is this scholarship important to you?

GPA Requirements

CMHT advisors will check your degree audit after the completion of the fall semester to determine your cumulative GPA.

Required for first-semester freshmen or students with fewer than 20 hours credit: Submit your official high school transcript; the transcript must contain an SAT or ACT score and class rank. College students must submit transcripts showing grades through the end of the semester preceding the application deadline. Send a scanned copy to

Maintain your Scholarship

  • 3.0 overall cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA each semester
  • Status as a CMHT major at UNT, taking required courses on degree plan and enrolled in at least two CMHT classes per semester, or other appropriate number.
  • Full-time student status (i.e. 12 credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 hours for graduate students).  Exceptions are made only for students in their last semester before graduation.


Contact Information

Phone: (940) 565-2436

*  Please include your scholarship application identification number in subject heading when emailing or calling.

The College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism has excellent industry support for students through significant endowments and scholarships. The College’s high profile has resulted in major gifts from companies such as Ben E. Keith, Marriott, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Fossil, and many others. Scholarship endowments exceed $1,000,000.

Scholarship awards are based on academic performance, career goals, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular involvement. A scholarship reception is held each April to celebrate the accomplishments of award recipients with students, parents, faculty, and industry donors.

A scholarship of $1,000 will waive out-of-state tuition for international students and out-of-state students for the academic year.