UNT Scholarship for Externally Funded Doctoral Students

NOTE: This scholarship is no longer offered and the information below is only for current recipients of the award.

UNT has established a competitive $1,000 scholarship to be awarded each academic year to eligible doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence as determined by a Toulouse Graduate School Scholarship Committee in accordance with established selection criteria.  Scholarship recipients will also be eligible to pay resident tuition for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.

This scholarship may be automatically renewed for up to five years, pending semester and annual review by TGS for compliance of Requirements for Scholarship Renewal. 

Eligibility

All new, fully admitted doctoral students in the Toulouse Graduate School may apply for the UNT Scholarship for Externally Funded Doctoral Students.  To be eligible, students must be able to provide evidence of.

  • Guaranteed support in the academic year of application through a fellowship, stipend, grant or other source in a total amount equal to or greater than $10,000 from one or more organizations outside the University of North Texas System. Support will not be considered if provided by loans, the student’s immediate family, personal trusts, or a grant or contract administered through the UNT Research Office or UNT Advancement. The external source(s) of funding may include a:
    • Corporation
    • Government (domestic or international) incuding veteran's benefits
    • Not-for-profit organization or other foundation not established exclusively for the benefit of the student
  • A 3.5 or higher overall GPA from the institution awarding the most graduate degree and/or a 3.1 or higher overall GPA from the institution awarding the most recent undergraduate degree.
  • Admission to a UNT doctoral program without provisional requirements. In exceptional cases, students only provisionally admitted may be considered and subsequent renewals will require satisfaction of any provisional requirements.

*Students required to attend Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) upon arrival will not be eligible to receive scholarship funds until they have completed the IELI program and are only enrolled in graduate credit hours towards their doctoral degree. 

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the award is prior to midnight on the following days:

  • July 20, 2015

Application Submission

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

Selection Process

The selection committee will review each application to confirm a student’s eligibility for the scholarship, including a review of the fiscal viability of the external funding source and to consider the following evidence of intellectual achievement:

  • Standardized test scores including but not limited to:
    • GRE verbal, quantitative, analytical writing scores;
    • GMAT verbal, quantitative, analytical writing scores, and total  GMAT score;
  • GPA for total Undergraduate credit hours earned, GPA for last 60 hours Undergraduate credit hours earned, and GPA for credit hours earned toward Masters
  • Requirements of provisional admission.  In exceptional cases, students only provisionally admitted may be considered and subsequent renewals will require satisfaction of any provisional requirements.

 Selection committee member will independently review and rank each applicant.  Final awards will be determined by a vote of the selection committee.

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Students will enroll in and complete a minimum of 9 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 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. At least 18 graduate credit hours must be completed by the end of Spring 2016. Summer enrollment does not count towards the 12 hour requirement.
  2. Students must maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point average (each semester, as well as a cumulative 3.25) and maintain satisfactory progress in the degree program for which they were admitted. These criteria apply for the entire academic period in which the scholarship is awarded.
  3. This scholarship is contingent upon guaranteed support in each academic year through a stipend, grant or other source in a total amount equal to or greater than $10,000 from one or more organizations outside the University of North Texas System.
  4. At the start of each semester, scholarship recipients will be required to attend a professional development workshop on academic success, hosted by the Toulouse Graduate School.  Students who are unable to attend the workshop in person will be able to view the program online.

Additional Information

Requirements for continued funding of individual scholarships are outlined in the scholarship offer letters.

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