Academic Achievement Scholarship

Academic Achievement Scholarship

    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 Master of Fine Art 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 are not able to combine the AAS with any other Toulouse Graduate School fellowship or scholarship.

    Students admitted during the Spring and Summer 2014 semesters will be considered new for the 2014 – 2015 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:

      Master’s Degree GPA: 3.5
      Undergraduate Degree GPA Overall: 3.0
      Undergraduate Degree Last 60: 3.2

    Holistic Review Criteria: Standardized test scores and condition of admission will be utilized by the selection committee for additional consideration.

Application Deadline:

    The deadlines to apply for the AAS is prior to midnight on the following dates:

      March 15, 2014
      April 15, 2014

Application Submission:

    Graduate students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to apply online for consideration.

    The application for the fall 2014-2015 academic year has been closed. Final award notifications will be sent via email by the end of next week (April 25).

Selection Process:

    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.

    All students that apply for the Academic Achievement Scholarship will receive notification of the committee’s decision through the email address provided in their scholarship application. Those students offered the AAS will also receive an attached PDF offer letter to be signed and returned.

Scholarship Requirements:

    1. Students will enroll in and complete a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of 5000 or 6000 level courses (applicable to the degree program for which they were admitted to the University of North Texas) during both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. At least 12 graduate credit hours must be completed by the end of Spring 2015. Summer enrollment does not count towards the 12 hour requirement.

    2. 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 all departmental criteria for satisfactory performance and progress. These criteria apply for the entire academic period in which the AAS is awarded.

    3. All students must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of the final award process. However, students are not required to accept awards offered through the FAFSA. International students are not eligible to submit a FAFSA and are exempt from this requirement.

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