Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS) is a one-year, $1,000 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 2023-Spring 2024 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 2023 and Spring 2024 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.

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:

  • 3.5 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

Award Term

Scholarship term for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 semesters.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Application Submission

Fully admitted graduate students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to submit UNT’s Eagle Scholarship Portal to be considered for this scholarship opportunity. Upon submission, applicants will be auto-matched for consideration provided they meet any of the criteria requirements.

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.


  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 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. At least 12 graduate credit hours must be completed by the end of Spring 2025 (excluding summer hours taken).

  2. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 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.