North Texas SHRM awards exclusive scholarships to two UNT students

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For the second year in a row, two UNT students have been the sole awardees of the North Texas Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Robert P. Lette Scholarship.
Senior Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management major Mya Koko has taken home the $1,000 scholarship for the past two years and this year, was joined by colleague Madison White.
For both White and Koko, these scholarships will make a tremendous impact on their education and financial freedom.
“As a college student with a job, taking more than 15 credit hours while paying for my own rent and bills is a struggle—but it has also helped me appreciate the effort I am putting in, while learning to depend on myself so that I’m ready for the future ahead of me,” explained Koko. “Receiving this scholarship was an honor, because it means that all my hard work is paying off and gives me an opening to succeed and graduate on time.”
White, who is expected to graduate in December with a degree in Business Integrated Studies with a concentration in HR and Entrepreneurship had similar sentiments regarding the award.
“Coming into UNT as a freshman in 2020, my senior year was going to be unaccounted for, financially speaking, and I was planning on taking out a student loan to cover it,” said White. “But with the help of additional UNT scholarships, a few external scholarships, and the Roger P. Lette Scholarship, I will graduate debt free.”
White and Koko were awarded the scholarships based on merit, their commitment to HR, volunteerism, academic achievement and local SHRM involvement.