Only through the generosity of our alumni and friends are we able to continue educating the communication professionals of today and tomorrow. The national reputation of the Mayborn School is stellar, and the school is poised to be the first-choice destination journalism and mass communication school in the state of Texas. But, we can only do so with your help. The Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT is funded partially by the State of Texas, the rest comes from you.
As the School approaches the 75th anniversary of Journalism at the University of North Texas, we urge you to think about contributing in the following ways.
Ways to Give
Freshmen/Transfer scholarships - With the help of a gracious donor, we have raised $75,000 for a new scholarship that will serve incoming freshmen and transfer students. We are looking for matching funds of $75,000 to fund this endeavor. The Mayborn School currently has few scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students. This creates a hole in our ability to recruit fantastic students out of high school and community colleges. This scholarship could be the difference between coming to the Mayborn or going somewhere else. Please help us support those students who know they want to be a part of the Mayborn, but may be limited financially.
Practical Research Professorships - The professors who teach in advertising, journalism and public relations in the Mayborn have decades of practical, industry experience as well as the research chops. The only way our industries get better is through research dedicated to helping forward ethical communication. UNT is proud to be part of the elite Carnegie Tier 1 of universities in terms of research. A contribution to this fund would allow for faculty to conduct research that not only forwards the critical thinking in the area, but has a practical application - a tangible application to make the journalism and strategic communication industries better and more effective. How would you like to see your industry improve? Let us help you answer that question with a gift that could help change the industry.
Make a One-Time Gift
Make a one-time gift to your alma mater or in honor of someone at UNT.
Support the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Our annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference (now in its 15th year) gives our students an amazing opportunity to network with many of the nation's finest storytellers - and also to have their work published in our award-winning publications. Help us keep this valuable opportunity open.
You can also download the conference sponsorship booklet for more details.
Create an Endowment
An endowed gift provides support in perpetuity through scholarships, fellowships, professorships and chairs. Contact Karena Sara for more details.
Support the Dean's Excellence Fund
The Dean's Excellence Fund provides the opportunity to support the mission of the journalism school in such varied ways as student travel, scholarships, and business and alumni outreach. A gift here also allows us to help with any school emergencies or teaching or research "moments" that would not only continue to grow our reputation and service to the industries, but more importantly, help support our students during their tenure here at the Mayborn. Contact Karena Sara for more details.
There are many naming opportunities within the School of Journalism. Contact Karena Sara for more details.
Planned Gifts and Stocks
Contact Karena Sara for more details.