Top 10 Percent Scholarship

How to apply

  • Have your FAFSA or TASFA completed and submitted in a non-rejected status as early as possible after January 1 annually.
  • Check the College for All Texans website for annual priority deadlines and requirements to establish eligibility for an award through the Top 10 Percent ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. Program.

Description

In 2007, the Texas Legislature created the Top 10 Percent ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. Program to encourage outstanding high school students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public college or university.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, the UNT Student Financial AidMoney provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self help aid (loans and work). and Scholarships Office will notify you if you're selected to receive this scholarship.

Amount

Award amounts are set annually by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and vary based on available funding.

Additional bonus awards are potentially available to continuing students who are classified as a junior or senior with a declared major in a critical workforce shortage field (currently defined as teaching fields with shortages, nursing, allied health, science, technology, engineering and math) based on available funding.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirments are available at the College for All Texans wesbite.

Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at UNT during the fall term for the Top 10 Percent ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. to disburse.

If a student is not meeting the requirements (i.e. enrollment, cGPA, SAP), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows institutions to consider situations where graduation or hardship can be documented based on Texas Administrative Code 22.201 Satisfactory Academic ProgressA student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive financial aid. Students must maintain a certain qualitative standard (i.e. cumulative GPA) in addition to maintaining a quantitative standard (i.e. successfully completing a required number of credit hours). Students must also complete their degree or certificate program within a maximum timeframe, which may vary according to the student’s status and program. If a student does not maintain the required standards, the student may lose their financial aid eligibility. .  The following are situations that can be considered:

  • a severe illness or other debilitating condition that may affect the student's performance,
  • an indication that the student is responsible for the care of a sick, injured or needy person and the provision of care is affecting the student's performance; or
  • completing fewer than 30 credit hours due to enrolling in fewer than twelve hours to complete the student's 2 year degree plan before transferring to a 4 year institution.

Additional Information

Program criteria may be updated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board without prior notice. Visit the College for All Texans website to view the Top 10 Percent ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. Program criteria officially posted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.