Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS) is a one-year, $1,000 tuition scholarship that begins only during the fall semester. Recipients who are international or non-resident may be eligible to pay Texas resident tuition during the terms of the scholarship. If all scholarship requirements are met during year one of the award, the student will automatically receive a one-year renewal of the scholarship, pending availability of funds.

Please note, if you received the Academic Achievement Scholarship during the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year, you do not need to reapply. TGS will automatically renew your scholarship provided you maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters and meet all departmental criteria for satisfactory performance and progress.


Doctoral and Masters students who are newly admitted and have completed less than 12 hours toward their degree are considered for the award.

For International Students Only: Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program must be completed in order to be considered for the award. 

Holistic GPA Review Criteria

Standardized test scores and admissions information (only fully admitted students will be considered) are taken into consideration when awarding students. Undecided and pending students are ineligible to receive the award. In the past, successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minima:

  • 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master’s program;

  • Or 3.5 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs (when applicable);

  • Or 3.5  or higher GPA in  Masters-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs

Application Deadline

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Application Submission

Students must apply for consideration online. Students will need to be admitted into a program and have a registered UNT EUID. Students without an EUID must contact their academic department.

Important Information for Newly Admitted Students

New students must have an assigned UNT ID number and active myUNT account to complete the application. For help with your EUID and/or password, please visit

Selection Process

Completed applications will be reviewed and ranked by 3 senior staff members of The Toulouse Graduate School. Recipient selection is based on academic achievement and admissions data.

The selection committee reserves the right to review the information contained in the admissions application for consideration of scholarship award.  By submitting this application, the student agrees to this term. 

Once the committee reaches consensus to the awarding recipients, all applicants will be notified by email of final selection. 

Scholarship Amount/Payments

Awarding recipients will receive a one-year tuition scholarship of $1,000 per academic year– $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the financial aid office at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.


  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 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. At least 12 graduate credit hours must be completed by the end of Spring 2019 (excluding summer hours taken).

  2. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for both the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters and meet all departmental criteria for satisfactory performance and progress.

Additional Information

  • Resident and non-resident students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but are not required to accept the awards offered through the FAFSA.

  • Questions regarding the scholarship requirements and selection process can be directed to Fellowships and Scholarships Coordinator Yvette Whitworth at

  • More information about continued funding for scholarships can be found in the award offer letters.

  • Read about additional ways to fund your education.

Annual scholarship offers are extended based on funds available, and scholarship application does not guarantee a scholarship offer will be extendedTGS encourages all students to apply for available scholarship opportunities, and be positioned to compete for available funding.