The Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS) is a one-year $1,000 tuition scholarship that begins during the Fall semester only. If all scholarship requirements are met, the student will automatically receive a one-time renewal of the scholarship. Recipients who are international and non-resident may be eligible to pay Texas resident tuition during the term of the scholarship.
All newly admitted Doctoral and MFA students that meet the minimum GPA requirements for admission into the Toulouse Graduate School may apply for this scholarship. Newly admitted is defined as Doctoral or MFA students with less than 12 graduate credit hours towards their degree program.
Students admitted during the Spring and Summer 2013 semesters will be considered new for the 2013 – 2014 award year providing they do not have more than 12 graduate credit hours towards their degree program at the time of admission.
Students required to attend the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) upon arrival will not be eligible to receive scholarship funds until they have completed these programs and are only enrolled in graduate credit hours towards their doctoral degree.
GPA Requirements: Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for admission as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.
To be competitive for this scholarship, it is preferred that students present the following:
Holistic Review Criteria: Standardized test scores and condition of admission will be utilized by the selection committee for additional consideration.
There will be three application deadlines to accommodate varying admission deadlines across campus. The deadline to apply for the AAS is prior to midnight on the following days:
January 15, 2013 (11:59 PM, CST)
March 15, 2013 (11:59 PM, CST)
May 15, 2013 (11:59 PM, CST)
Graduate students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to apply online for consideration.
The last application deadline has passed for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please check back for 2014-2015 information in the fall.
A selection committee comprised of at least three senior staff members from the Toulouse Graduate School will independently rank and review students based on the scholarship application data and Toulouse Graduate School admission data. A selection committee meeting to discuss and determine scholarship recipients by vote will be held within one month of each scholarship application deadline.
Those students offered the AAS will receive notification through the email address provided in their scholarship application with an attached PDF offer letter to be signed and returned.
Students will enroll in and complete a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of 5000 or 6000 level courses (applicable to the doctoral degree program for which they were admitted to the University of North Texas) during both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. At least 12 graduate credit hours must be completed by the end of Spring 2014. Summer enrollment does not count towards the 12 hour requirement.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average (for every semester, as well as a cumulative 3.0), satisfactory progress in the degree program for which they were admitted, and meet any departmental criteria for satisfactory performance and progress. These criteria apply for the entire academic year in which the AAS is awarded.
Requirements for continued funding of individual scholarships are outlined in the scholarship offer letters, or read more about the requirements and the scholarship appeal process.
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