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Gordon Mary Cain Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship Application

This scholarship application is open to all students in any track of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program (MAT C&I, MAT with Certification, MAT with Dual Credit). The scholarship is awarded for one semester as a reimbursement upon successful completion of the semester with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students must still pay their tuition in full by the payment deadline. All MAT students may reapply for the scholarship each semester. The scholarship will provide a set amount towards tuition and fees for the requested semester.

This scholarship is extremely competitive, and scholarship recipients will be selected through a juried process based upon academic standing and information included on the Cain Graduate Scholarship Application (below). Two scholarships will be awarded per semester. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students who have been officially admitted into one of the MAT program tracks
  • Students must register for at least six hours in the semester for which the scholarship is requested
  • Students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Submission of a completed application packet in Tk20/WatermarkTM following the steps below

Application Due Dates Application Opens Application Closes
Fall October 1 November 15
Spring March 1 April 15
Summer May 1 June 15


Instructions for Completing the Online Application in Tk20/WatermarkTM

  • Log into Tk20WatermarkTM at using your UHD Gatormail username and passw
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  • Note: Never Use the Back Button
  • Select the Applications from the menu on the left.
  • Select the green tab toward the middle of the page titled: Create New Application.
  • Select Gordon Mary Cain Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship Application for the semester you plan to enter the program.
  • Next, complete the application as directed. Note: Items with the (*) are required fields. 
  • Follow the instructions on the applications on how to upload your transcripts and essay.
  • Once you reach the bottom of the screen, you will see several options: 
  • Save: Return later
  • Close: Exit and withdraw your application
  • Submit: Send your application for official review
  • Return to previous page
  • Next: Button inactive
  • When your application is ready, enter your initials and click Submit to send your application for official review.
  • If you have forgotten your UHD Gatormail username and password, please contact UHD Information Technology Help Desk: 
IT Help Desk
Phone: 713-221-8031


  • For assistance with Tk20/WatermarkTM or the scholarship application log-in process, please contact the Unit Administrator at: