Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The Toulouse Graduate School offers a variety of fellowships, scholarships, grants and awards. These can range from $500 a semester to $34,000 a year, including health benefits. Some academic departments offer nationally competitive scholarships as well as travel grants and employment stipends.

Additionally, any UNT scholarship of $1,000 or more per academic year includes an out-of-state tuition waiver.

Award deadlines vary. Apply early for the most options.

 

Toulouse Graduate School Scholarships

  • Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS): This scholarship is available to new doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 year renewal. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $1,000 per academic year – $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring – and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Learn more about this scholarship.
  • R.B. Toulouse Scholarship (R.B.T.S): This scholarship is available to new and continuing doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 or 3 year renewal depending on the degree program. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $1,000 per academic year – $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring – and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Learn more about this scholarship.
  • New! McNair Scholar Scholarship: The McNair Scholar Scholarship is designed for new and continuing graduate degree-seeking students. This highly competitive scholarship was created to recruit and retain the very best McNair Scholar graduate students who show promise for conducting important research or creative activity and are committed to full time enrollment. This scholarship is available to new and continuing doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 year renewal for masters students and up to 3 year renewal for doctoral students. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $2,000 per academic year – $1,000 in the Fall and $1,000 in the Spring – and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Learn more and apply for consideration.
  • Dr. Betty Berkeley Scholarship: This fellowship is open to 1 outstanding student enrolled in either a Master's of Art or Master's of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $2,000 per academic year – $1,000 in the Fall and $1,000 in the Spring – and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.Learn more and apply for consideration.
  • New! Externally Funded Students Scholarship: This scholarship is available to eligible doctoral and master's students who demonstrate academic excellence. Recipients receive $1,000 per academic year – $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring – and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Students must provide proof of academic support of $5,000 or more from an institution outside of UNT to be considered for the award.
    Learn more and apply for consideration.

Toulouse Graduate School Awards & Travel Grants

  • Graduate Student Travel Grants: Students in good standing who are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs may apply for these grants to support the costs of their travel to professional meetings during the current academic year. The grants are offered by the Toulouse Graduate School, the Office of Research & Development and the Graduate Student Council. Learn more and apply for consideration.
  • Toulouse Dissertation Award: This award recognizes individuals whose dissertation makes a significant contribution to their field of study. It is open to recent doctoral graduates and doctoral students who have completed their dissertation for spring graduation.
    Learn more about this award.
  • Tuition Benefit Program (TBP):  Provides a tuition supplement for eligible recipients.  Because this award is tied to employment as a Graduate Assistant, hiring departments—not the Toulouse Graduate School—determine which graduate assistants receive the tuition benefit and the award amount.
    Learn more about this award.
  • Graduate Research Award: Students in good standing who are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs may request funds for $500-$1000 to support costs of equipment use, supplies, research-related travel, data-access fees or other expenses directly related to research. Learn more and apply for consideration.

University Sponsored Scholarships

  • General Academic Scholarships: The Student Financial Aid and Scholarship department on campus offers smaller scholarships for graduate students. They have an 11 page database of awards listed on the scholarship application page. Students must reapply for these scholarships each year, and the deadline to apply for Fall funding is March 1.
    Learn more and apply for scholarships.
  • Department Scholarships: Many colleges, departments and schools across UNT offer internal scholarships to new and continuing students. Application deadlines and eligibility requirements may vary.
    Learn more about departmental scholarships.

Opportunities for External Grants and Scholarships

  • National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship: Students who have completed less than 1 year of graduate study can compete for a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF. These distinguished fellowships support basic research in science, math and engineering disciplines.
    Learn more about NSF GRFP opportunities.
  • Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships: This office assists students in finding and applying to prestigious, externally funded awards. The site is an excellent resource listing many external funding options.
    Learn more about this office.
  • External Scholarships: The Student Financial Aid and Scholarship department maintains a list of external scholarships. They also have a scholarship library located in the Financial Aid Office on campus.
    Learn more about external scholarships.
  • External Grants and Fellowships: The Toulouse Graduate School has compiled a list of various external grants and fellowships for students to research.
    Learn more about external research awards.

Scholarship Requirements and Appeal Process

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. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in a loss of scholarship funding and the non-resident tuition waiver that is associated with the scholarship (if applicable).

Students nearing completion of their degree program or are otherwise unable to register for the minimum number of graduate credit hours required should complete the Course Load Exception Request Form prior to the first class day of the semester.

Students with other extenuating circumstances that prohibit them from meeting all other stated requirements may file an appeal with the graduate school.

Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

Applicants and students who are awarded a Toulouse Graduate School competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a "competitive scholarship waiver." This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The state of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University. Not all of the scholarships we offer will qualify, please read the information for each award carefully.

After residing in the state for 12 consecutive months, a student may apply for reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes provided unequivocal proof of establishment of domicile in Texas. For more information on reclassification, as well as documentation required, please visit the Registrar's Office website.

Phased Out Awards

The following awards are being discontinued or are no longer offered.

Dates to remember

  • Oct. 1 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens. Apply early for the most grant and loan options.
  • Jan. 15 – Submit your FAFSA by this priority date for the fall semester.
  • Aug. 15 — Submit your FAFSA by this priority date for the spring semester.

International students:

The UNT International Office offers scholarships and grants exclusively to international students. You also may become eligible for Texas resident tuition rates by earning assistantships, scholarships and fellowships.