Division ofStudent Affairs

Student Alumni Association

The UNT Student Alumni Association is excited to give out the first Student Alumni Association Scholarship! Please review the following information before beginning the application. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2013 at 5 PM. The recipient will be notified by mid-April and be invited to the NT40 spring banquet.

This competitive scholarship is for the 2013-2014 academic year and is worth $1,000 total for the year.

Scholarship eligibility requirements

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  2. Intend to enroll full-time (12 hours for undergraduates and 9 hours for graduate students) for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  3. Undergraduates must have completed a minimum of 15 hours at UNT and Graduate students must have completed 6 hours at UNT.

Your unofficial transcript will be required in order to complete the application. You can retrieve this online via my.unt.edu. Please copy and paste it into a Word document in order to upload it.

You will be asked the following short answer questions. Please note that you are unable to save this application and come back to it, so we recommend answering the questions on a separate document prior to beginning the application.

  1. Describe any recent/current leadership or membership roles in your campus and community involvement.
  2. Describe any instance of philanthropy or volunteering you have recently done that gives back to the University of North Texas.
  3. The Student Alumni Association's mission is to encourage school spirit and create ties between the university and students that will last past a student’s graduation. Please describe situations (other than wearing green) in which you display your school pride.
  4. From a financial perspective, what sort of impact would receiving this scholarship have on your education or university experience?
  5. Please tell us any additional information you believe is pertinent to your application.
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Become a Member

To become an official member, please join our group on OrgSync here.

Paid Membership Dues: $20 per year

SAA meetings are open to anyone, but only paid members receive the following benefits. Membership dues are good for one academic school year.


• Official SAA T-Shirt
• SAA Polo Shirt (after philanthropy training)
• Exclusive Green and White Tassel for graduation (given out the semester of graduation)
• SAA membership car decal
• Networking opportunities with UNT Alumni
• Career development programs
Student Savings Club Membership
• Opportunity to apply for a FREE UNT class ring
• UNT Alumni Association $1,000 scholarship given to a SAA member annually


We are future alumni working today to ensure future student success. We work closely with other student leaders to promote the pride, spirit, and positive image of UNT. Our mission is to encourage student philanthropy, UNT spirit and traditions, and involvement in campus activities.

For more information, please e-mail us at studentalumni@unt.edu.


SAA meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the UNT Alumni Center (Gateway). We will also meet periodically throughout the semester to plan programs and events. These meetings will be announced at general body meetings and posted online as they are scheduled.

  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • April 8
  • May 6

Events We Sponsor

Tuition Stop Day

March 6, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm

Place: Library Mall

Did you know that your tuition does not cover all university operating and educational costs? UNT relies on additional funding from not only the state of Texas, but from private donors. Each year, alums, friends and corporate partners give thousands of dollars to help keep tuition as low as possible and ensure UNT's future success.

Stop by our tables to write a quick thank you note to a donor who makes your education possible! You can also have your picture taken with a thank you poster. These notes and pictures will then be sent to donors in their thank you packets.

Students Giving to Students

April 7-11, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm

Place: Library Mall

So, how can you ensure not only your own future at UNT, but future students as well? Donate to a scholarship fund that can benefit any UNT student, including yourself. Students Giving to Students is about giving to one another, be it $1 or $1,000. Give what you can and give with pride. You don't have to be that $2 million dollar donor to make a difference. Join us April 7-11 on the Library Mall to help reach our goal of $500.

If you can't stop by, you can donate now online by clicking on the "Give Now" button. Next, click on the "Other area not on this page" link then under designation choose "other" and type in "Student Alumni Association Scholarship."

Give Now


February 13th, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm

Place: Bruce Lobby and Concert Hall

Event Page

Students, faculty, and staff: stop by the Bruce Lobby and Concert Hall on February 13th to share what you ♥ about UNT! The celebration will last from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come show your pride and learn about some great opportunities to support the UNT community and give back to the university you love!

2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

Ali Raza

Ali Raza was born in Pakistan and grew up in Nigeria. He is an Accounting major in the 5-year BS / MS Program and is in his second semester as a Masters student with his expected graduation date in May 2014. Throughout his UNT career, he has received over 10 scholarships, been on the Dean’s List 6 times, and received the prestigious “Who’s Who Among American Universities & Colleges” Award in Spring 2012. Mr. Raza is the current President of the Pakistani Student Association, and the Co-Founder of the Nigerian Student Organization. His goal is to work for one of the ‘Big Four’ Accounting firms after graduation.


Taylor Lindholm

Taylor Lindholm was raised in Austin, Texas, came to Denton for his Freshman year in August 2011 and fell in love with UNT. He immediately joined Pi Kappa Phi and became a reporter/anchor at North Texas Television. He then joined the UNT Sailing Team, Golden Keys International Honor Society, and recently joined the Green Jackets. Taylor loved reporting so much that changed his major to Converged Broadcast Media. In fall of 2012, he was elected Vice-President of his fraternity and helped lead to them to win the Chapter of the Year award. This is one of his proudest moments, along with playing 5-A football at McNeil High School, and being the lead singer/guitar player of his band, Wells Branch. Taylor’s career goal is to become a television news anchor in Dallas.

Jidong Yao

Jidong Yao was born in the city of Zunyi and grew up in Shanghai, China. He came to the United States to study English when he was nineteen and is now a senior at UNT studying Radio, Television and Film. Jidong served as the President of Chinese Students and Scholars Association in his sophomore year. He led the organization to create a website (untcssa.net) and several other online communication systems to connect the Chinese students in Denton. Jidong organized, produced and co-directed the Moon Festival and New Year show, which had attendance over 800 people. Accomplishments and awards include selection as a member of Leadershape Institute, service on the Vice President of Student Affairs’ Student Advisory committee, Emerging Male Leader of 2012 award, Great Global Citizen Award, induction into the Mortar Board Honor Society and several scholarship awards. Jidong’s passion is to be a filmmaker. He is now spending much of his time on his short films and volunteers to help fellow students shoot video projects.