Fifteen UNT students receive Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Scholarships

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:49

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism has awarded $140,000 in scholarships to students for the 2014-2015 year.

Fifteen students, all earning master's degrees in journalism, will receive scholarships of up to $10,000.

The institute is named for longtime newspaper publisher and civic leader Frank W. Mayborn, who owned the Temple Daily Telegram, Killeen Daily Herald and KCEN-TV/Channel 6, Temple's NBC affiliate, before his death in 1987.

The Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism was founded in 2000 through a gift from the Frank W. & Anyse Sue Mayborn Foundation Advise and Consult Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas. Through this gift, the Mayborn Graduate Institute is able to offer up to $200,000 in scholarships every year. The scholarships are for one academic year and can be renewed for an additional year.

This year's Mayborn Scholarship recipients are:

  • Damian Imonitie Atamenwan of Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Fabianna Blanco of Caracas, Venezuela
  • Kyle Blankenship of Houston, Texas
  • Nathan Battaglia of Denton, Texas
  • Morganne Nikole Cameron of Houston, Texas
  • Aaron James Claycomb of San Antonio, Texas
  • William Darnell of Houston, Texas
  • Amelia Jaycen of Glen Rose, Texas
  • Lauren Levine of Coppell, Texas
  • Lucinda F. Lopez of Edinburg, Texas
  • Megan Middleton of Mansfield, Texas
  • Jennifer Nassar of Long Beach, Mississippi
  • Amanda Ogle of Peaster, Texas
  • Staci Lynn Parks of West Monroe, Louisiana
  • Sydni Walker of Rowlett, Texas

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108


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