SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN HERE FOR THE NBCU ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPRING 2023 SEMESTER ONLY. THIS IS NOT THE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. DO NOT APPLY HERE IF YOU ARE NOT ELGIBLE. STUDENTS WHO ARE ALREADY RECEIVING THE NBCU ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP IN SPRING 2023 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFERING.
The Mayborn is now accepting applications for the 2023 spring semester for an NBCU Scholarship up to $5,000. All journalism news students may submit this application to be considered for scholarships that will be awarded for January 2023-May 2023. Deadline is Thursday, December 1 at 5 p.m.
- Undergraduate students
- Must currently be a journalism digital/print, broadcast/digital or photojournalism major
- Must be a junior or senior by spring 2023 semester
- Must have a minimum 2.5 UNT GPA at time of application
- Will be enrolled full-time* (12 hours or more) in the spring 2023 semester
- Applicants must have shown a commitment to diversity. Membership in diverse student organizations is preferred.
- Recipients will be expected to participate in NBCU Academy Scholars Programs and projects.
*There is one exception: if the student has less than 12 credit hours remaining on their degree plan.
Some scholarships require completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage all UNT students to complete the FAFSA annually at www.fafsa.gov to ensure all available financial resources may be utilized. Early application ensures the best opportunity to compete for available funding. If your citizenship prevents you from completing the FAFSA, you may be eligible to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) available through College for All Texans or the Texas Public Education Grant for International Students (TPEG-I) Application available through the UNT International Office.
NBCU SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY REQUIREMENT
You must write and upload a brief essay (200-400 words*) answering the question: Why is it important to have diversity in news coverage today?
This is a journalism scholarship. Write as a journalist with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation. Be passionate and be accurate. Your essay may be the deciding factor in making the decision to award a scholarship.
The essay must be:
- 12-point font
Please include your name and the scholarship for which you are applying on your essay(s)*.
Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 5 pm CST. Award decisions will not be made or announced until after this deadline.
AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship winners will be notified by email.
Scholarships are paid via financial aid. They will be applied to the student's spring semester tuition costs providing the student is enrolled as full time*.
Should you be awarded a scholarship your essay will be given to the donor of the scholarship award. All recipients are required to write a thank you letter to their respective scholarship donors and submit it along with a signed acceptance form to the Mayborn School of Journalism.