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Scholarships

There are eleven scholarships available to students who show dedication and promise. All applications except the RSA Scholarship are due by March 31, 2017. RSA applicants can apply at any time. For more information on these scholarships, browse below.

RSA Scholarships

The Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation, through support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration, has tuition/fee support available for approximately 12 graduate students per year who have been accepted, or are enrolled in, the Rehabilitation Counseling master's program. Support consists of $1,200 per course per semester in tuition and fees. Scholarships have been designated for students who intend to pursue careers within the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, or agencies that serve VR consumers.

Ft. Worth Area Texas Rehabilitation Association Scholarship

An annual award of $200 to an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate rehabilitation major who has outstanding academic performance (3.0 GPA) and is enrolled full-time.

Ken Miner Scholarship

An annual award of $200 to undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate rehabilitation majors who are clearly outstanding in terms of academic performance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is named in honor of Ken Miner, chair and faculty member of the department who provided many years of professional leadership.

The Dan Minahan Memorial Scholarship

An annual award of $500 to undergraduate or graduate students involved with physical and psychological rehabilitation issues. This scholarship is in honor of Dan Minahan III, 1984 Bachelor of Science graduate of rehabilitation studies program, and a long time supporter of all the intercollegiate athletics programs at the university.

Dr. Genie Davis Scholarship

An annual award of $1000 to graduate rehabilitation counseling majors who are clearly outstanding in terms of academic performance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5. This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Genie Davis, long-time faculty member and internship coordinator of the department who provided many years of professional leadership.

The Jennifer Wells Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling

An annual award of $1000 to graduate rehabilitation counseling majors. This fund is in honor of Jennifer Alexis Wells to provide scholarships for rehabilitation counseling graduate students who demonstrate their commitment to community volunteering and to advocating for persons with disabilities. Applicants must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the department in effect at the time of any award, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, 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), demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by FAFSA and submit an essay.

Cora A. Martin Scholarship

Established in honor of Cora A. Martin, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging, at the time of her retirement in 1991, this scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled fulltime in the College of Public Affairs & Community Service, working towards a master’s degree in Health Services with a concentration in Applied Gerontology. Typical scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000.

Grace Ann Dudney Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1986 by University of North Texas alumna Linda Dudney and her husband, Philip Dudney, in memory of Grace Ann Dudney, this scholarship is open to graduate student’s enrolled fulltime in the College of Public Affairs & Community Service, with a 3.5 GPA or above, and working towards a master’s degree in Applied Gerontology. Typical scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000.

Mary Jane Dowse Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002 with a bequest from University of North Texas alumna Mary Jane Dowse, this scholarship is open to graduate and doctoral students enrolled fulltime in the College of Public Affairs & Community Service, with a 3.5 GPA or above, and working towards a degree in Applied Gerontology. Typical scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000.

Memorial Scholarship

Established in the 1980s with gifts from numerous donors, this scholarship is open to graduate student’s enrolled full-time in the College of Public Affairs & Community Service, working towards a master's or PhD. in Health Services with a concentration in Applied Gerontology. Typical scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000.

Rapoport/Friedsam Scholarship

Established by Bernard and Audre Rapoport in 1994, in honor of Hiram J. Friedsam, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging, this scholarship is open to graduate student’s enrolled fulltime in the College of Public Affairs & Community Service, working towards a master’s degree in Health Services Administration, with a 3.5 GPA or above, and who are pursuing careers in services to the aging population. Typical scholarship awards range from $500-$1,000.