Scholarships

Mayborn School of Journalism Scholarships

More than $150,000 was awarded in the spring semester to students for the 2013-14 academic year. One-third of the money was given to undergraduate students while $100,000 went to graduate students in the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

Applications for Mayborn scholarships are available now and scholarships will be distributed at Celebrate Mayborn April 16, 2014. The scholarships list is below.

General eligibility includes undergraduate students who will be enrolled 12 hours or more in the fall semester and graduate students who will be enrolled for 9 hours or more. Exception: students who are employed full-time and attend graduate school part-time. Students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible, but only one scholarship is awarded per person. Applying for scholarships does not guarantee receipt of one.

 

First Generation Scholarships

As part of UNT’s 2014 We Care We Count campaign, the UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism Dean will establish three undergraduate $1,000 scholarships to target the following areas for the next five years.

 

$1,000 First Generation Journalism Student Diversity Champion Scholarship sponsored by Dorothy M. Bland

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student criteria required is listed below:

  • Student must be first-generation UNT undergraduate journalism student enrolled full-time with minimum cumulative GPA to be a student in good standing.
  • Student must be at least a sophomore, member of the UNT Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists or the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Being active in NT Daily in print, online or TV is preferred.
  • Transcript, résumé and cover letter required to explain career interest and plans.

 

$1,000 First Generation Public Relations Student Diversity Champion Scholarship sponsored by Dorothy M. Bland

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student criteria required is listed below:

  • Student must be first-generation, full-time undergraduate UNT student enrolled in the PR track with minimum cumulative GPA to be a student in good standing.
  • Student must be at least a sophomore and member of the UNT Public Relations Student Society of America chapter.
  • Transcript, résumé and cover letter required to explain career interest and plans.

 

$1,000 First Generation Advertising Student Diversity Champion Scholarship sponsored by Dorothy M. Bland

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student criteria required is listed below:

  • Student must be first-generation, full-time UNT undergraduate student enrolled in advertising track with minimum cumulative GPA to be a student in good standing.
  • Students must be at least a sophomore and active in the Gravitas Ad Team and/or SWOOP, our student-run advertising and PR firm.
  • Transcript, résumé and cover letter required to explain career interest and plans.

 

Deadline: Interested students must submit information requested electronically to Cathy Turner at cathy.turner@unt.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. The winners will be announced by July 1, and the first awards will be for the fall 2014 semester.