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Parent Association

Parent Association Membership

Why should you join the UNT Parent Association?

There are many benefits to joining the Parent Association, including

  • 10% discount on all school supplies, clothing, and gifts at the UNT Bookstore (excludes textbooks and computer hardware and accessories.)
  • Discount on Family Weekend
  • Parent Calendar outlining important dates throughout the year
  • Monthly electronic newsletters with important Parent Association news as well as university updates

Benefits for students include:

  • Scholarships awarded each spring to students of Parent Association members.
  • Roadside Assistance Program - Students of Parent Association members receive a booklet listing the names and phone numbers of Association members willing to be contacted if the student encounters problems while on the road. Participants in this program span the state of Texas as well other states.
  • Finals goodie boxes which are distributed to students of Parent Association members at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

Become a member today and complete the registration form online or simply download the printed copy the registration form, fill it out and mail it back to us with payment.

Annual memberships are good through August 31st and cost $70.00. Two-year memberships are available for $125. Lifetime memberships are available for $300 and, like the name says, lasts a lifetime. A portion of all memberships go towards scholarships.

Parent Association Newsletters

For the current and past issues of the Parent Association Newsletter, see the Newsletter Archive.

As a Parent Association member you are automatically signed up to receive detailed parent newsletters, university information, and other information specific only to Parent Association members.

If you are not a Parent Association member and would like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply send an e-mail to parents@unt.edu. If you ever wish to be removed from our distribution list, simply send another e-mail to parents@unt.edu with the subject line, "Unsubscribe."

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Executive Board

Parent Association Executive Board Members

Tony Hill
President

Cindy Cravey
President-Elect

Sharon Wainscott
Vice President

Darcy White
Treasurer

Linda Mello
Secretary

Stephen Humenesky
Parliamentarian

Tekesha Hubbard
Historian

Elizabeth Cheney

Sheri Kantner
Past President

About the Parent Association

The Parent Association is advised by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Melissa McGuire and the Coordinator of Parent Programs,Catherine Olivarez.

The listing below outlines specific information regarding which executive board member to contact for information on specific events.

President: All general questions regarding the Parent Association.

President-Elect: All questions regarding the following volunteer opportunities: 1) Finals Goodie Box Stuffing, 2) Mean Green Move-In Day, 3) Family Weekend, and 4) Summer Send-Off Parties.

Vice President: All questions regarding volunteering at Parent Orientation and Membership (includes new memberships, renewals, and membership cards).

Treasurer: Reports the financial standing of the Parent Association to the membership.

Secretary: Oversee and keep a record of all Parent Association meetings as well as all correspondence for the UNT Parent Association.

Historian: Oversee and update UNT Parent Association Facebook page by creating photo albums for events. Collect, organize, and document all photos, and donated photos from members and Parent Association events. Keep UNT Parent Association story board updated.

Parliamentarian: Oversee UNT Parent Association By-Laws and Association Procedures.

Past-President: Support UNT Parent Association Board Members.

Meetings & ByLaws

Meetings Minutes

As stated in the by-laws of the Parent Association, "The general meetings of the UNT Parent Association shall be held in conjunction with Family Weekend in the fall and one meeting in the spring, as determined by the Executive Committee. Additional meetings may be called by the President as needed. All meetings will be held on the UNT campus unless otherwise directed by the Executive Committee."

Below are minutes from previous board meetings.

ByLaws

Click here to review the current Parent Association ByLaws.

Click here to review the current Parent Association Standard Operating Procedures.

 

Parent Association Newsletters

As a Parent Association member you are automatically signed up to receive detailed parent newsletters, university information, and other information specific only to Parent Association members. If you are not a Parent Association member and would like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply send an e-mail to parents@unt.edu

2014-2015

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2010–2011

2009–2010

2008–2009

The deadline for the Parent Association Draw Scholarship is April 1, 2015.

The UNT Parent Association awards scholarships in the spring semester each academic year. Two different types of scholarships are awarded—the Scholastic Scholarship and the Draw, or External Scholarship. The number of scholarships given in each category depends on the availability of funds with a minimum of five $500 scholarships awarded in the Draw category. For each recipient, the amount awarded is split evenly between the following fall and spring semesters. The scholarships are given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has attended one full semester at UNT. Summer sessions are not considered full semesters. Students may re-apply for the scholarships annually and students can receive a Parent Association scholarship multiple times during their collegiate experience at UNT. The student may submit an application for both or just one as long as the requirements listed below are met.

Requirements for "Draw"/External Scholarship

  1. The student's parent or legal guardian must be an active member of the UNT Parent Association.
  2. The student must be enrolled the following fall and spring semester at UNT.
    • Seniors graduating in the December are eligible to receive the full scholarship in the fall.
  3. The student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT.

To apply for this scholarship, please click here to download application.

Requirements for the Scholastic Scholarship

  1. The student's parent or legal guardian must be a current member of the UNT Parent Association.
  2. The student must be enrolled in the following fall and spring semesters at UNT.
    • Seniors graduating in the December are eligible to receive the full scholarship in the fall.
  3. The student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT.
  4. The student must be enrolled full-time with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  5. The student must meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the SFAS. These standards can be found here or call 940-565-2302.

To apply for this scholarship, please click here.

The Scholastic Scholarship application should be submitted via the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office. The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the university scholarship committee and notification of this scholarship usually occurs near the end of April and the first of May.

The Draw Scholarship application should be submitted to Parent Programs, in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, located in the STUB, Suite 155. Draw Scholarship winners will be drawn by the Parent Association Executive Board and/or General Board and notified at approximately the same time as the Scholastic Scholarship recipients. The deadline for both the scholarships are noted on the application forms and above.

For other scholarship resources, please look at the UNT Student Financial Aid and Scholarships web site.