Helping Students Achieve Dreams

Shahaf Bareni ('15) (Photo by Michael Clements)Shahaf Bareni ('15) an international student from Israel pursuing her master's, joined the UNT Alumni Assoction after earning her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and is one of this year's scholarship recipients.

"The UNT Alumni Association Scholarship provided me with the financial help I needed to finish the last year of my master's degree in recreation, event and sport management," Bareni says. "Thanks to the support of the alumni association, I can focus on my academic achievements and remain confident of graduating on time."

This year's other scholarship recipients are Stephanie Barbee, a doctoral learning technologies student; Kacie Cheairs, a master's clinical mental health psychology student; and Stephanie Fields-Hawkins ('12), a master's sustainability studies student.

"Growing the scholarship program is one of our main priorities," says Rob McInturf, UNT Alumni Association executive director. "We believe it is an impactful and tangible way to support future alumni while adding to the legacy of the university."

In alignment with this goal, the Office of Alumni Relations hired Taryn Houghton ('15) as director of development for the Alumni Scholarship Program, which is supported by a combination of annual funding from association members and donors as well as endowments. To make a donation to the scholarship program, visit the association website.