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Friends of The Daily Texan raises funds for student scholarship endowment

Friends of The Daily Texan Inc. has provided $25,000 in funds to start a scholarship fund for Daily Texan staffers and is now beginning a campaign to raise additional funds to further grow the endowment.

During its annual awards dinner Nov. 3, the Friends group announced a $25,000 grant to Moody College of Communication to establish an annual $1,500 scholarship for a deserving student journalist who works on The Texan. 

The first scholarship grant will be awarded in spring 2018 to a deserving staffer, chosen by a selection committee that will include representatives from Moody College of Communication, The Daily Texan, Texas Student Media and Friends of The Daily Texan.

The Friends of The Daily Texan group, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, also announced its intent to further extend the award by raising the amount of the endowment to support a more robust scholarship and/or adding additional scholarships to deserving Texan staffers.

To donate to the endowment, visit our Make a Donation page, and mark in comments box “Texan scholarship” and we’ll make sure it is applied to the Texan student scholarship fund. 

If you prefer to make your contribution by check please mail to this address: 

Friends of The Daily Texan
P.O. Box 7085
Austin, Texas 78713.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to

The Friends of The Daily Texan is an association for alumni of The Daily Texan and others interested in promoting the publication’s long-term sustainability as a site of student press innovation. Through mentorship, fundraising, networking and public education, Friends of The Daily Texan works alongside current Daily Texan staffers to continue the publication’s rich tradition of journalistic excellence into the future.

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