Financial awards available for students to attend 2013 Mayborn conference

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:57

DENTON (UNT), Texas — College and university students may apply for several awards that will pay for their registration to the 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

Hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, which is part of the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, the conference attracts more than 300 participants each year who are interested in narrative nonfiction.

With a theme of unearthing the past, this year’s conference will be held July 19-21 (Friday-Sunday) at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. It will feature speakers who have distinguished themselves in writing historical narratives, biographies, memoirs and nonfiction playwriting. The keynote speakers are Susan Orlean, author of the best-selling The Orchid Thief and a new book about Hollywood canine star Rin Tin Tin; Rick Atkinson, a military historian and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes; and Texas Monthly executive editor Skip Hollandsworth,  screenplay writer for the true-crime movie “Bernie.”

Awards that pay for conference registration, meals and hotel rooms are available for students currently enrolled at any community college or university and recent graduates, as well as current students in the Mayborn School of Journalism and the Graduate Institute. The deadline to apply for all of the following awards is June 3 (Monday), and links to each application are available on the conference website.

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News — These five awards are open to students from racial and ethnic minority groups who are currently enrolled at any community college or university, or will graduate in May 2013. Students must have minimum grade point averages of 3.0 to be eligible.

Elizabeth Marshall Memorial Awards — These two awards are open to students and May 2013 graduates of the Mayborn School of Journalism and the Graduate Institute. Community college graduates and transfer students who will enroll in the school or institute for the fall 2013 semester are also eligible. 

Mayborn Conference Award — This award is open to students and May 2013 graduates of the Mayborn School of Journalism and its Graduate Institute of Journalism. Community college graduates and transfer students who will enroll in the school or institute for the fall 2013 semester are also eligible.

Up-and-Comer Award — This award is open to any student currently enrolled at any community college or university. Students must have minimum grade point averages of 3.0 to be eligible.

Jillian and Noah Bunn Award — This award is open to students and May 2013 graduates of the Mayborn School of Journalism and its Graduate Institute of Journalism. Community college graduates and transfer students who will enroll in the school or institute for the fall 2013 semester are also eligible. Currently enrolled students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.   

More information about the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and its speakers is available online. For questions about the awards, contact Jo Ann Ballantine at 940-565-4778 or maybornconferenceinfo@unt.edu.

 

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