Gene H. Fuhrman Memorial Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship

About Gene Fuhrman

Gene Henry Fuhrman, March 27 1964, to November 25 2003, graduated from UNT in 1986 with a B.B.A. in Business Computer Information Systems with Cum Laude Honors. He was the son of Alvin and Grace Fuhrman, owners and operators of Nortex Communications, previously known as Muenster Telephone. Gene was considered by family members and co-workers to be a computer whiz, and he played a leading role in developing the company as a provider of internet services to small communities across Cooke County. Gene was killed tragically by a drunk driver in Sanger, Texas, in 2003, leaving behind his wife Kaylynn and a not yet born son, Conner, who arrived four months after his father's death. Gene worked most of his adult life for the family business and was Chief Operating Officer at the time of his death. Gene was described by his fellow UNT alum and longtime friend Troy J Wolf (also the donor) as, "a nice person who treated people well, a great friend, and a standout basketball player." I would also like to extend an invitation to all alumni to give back to UNT as well to honor a friend or perhaps to honor your parents who provided financial assistance in order for you to attend college at UNT.

Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Engineering in effect at the time of any award;
  2. 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;
  3. Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in any degree-granting program within the College of Engineering (or its successor) at the University;
  4. Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  5. Demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance;
  6. Preference shall be given to applicants who are seniors, fifth-year students, or students who are otherwise in the final year of their undergraduate Engineering degree program

Application form

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