As a participant of The Daily Texan, you may be eligible for scholarships and cash awards sponsored by the Texan’s alumni and other donors. Feel free to review the information below. Application information is sent out annually during the spring term.
Additionally, student managers from all Texas Student Media entities (editors-in-chief, managing editor, station managers) receive tuition support for up to two semesters.
The Scott Lind Daily Texan Journalism Excellence Scholarship
In 1980, Arthur Scott Lind made his mark as a general reporter for The Daily Texan. His hard work led him to a successful reporting career in McAllen and then an opportunity to report in Mexico City. Tragically, Scott suddenly contracted viral meningitis. His family and friends have endowed The Scott Lind Daily Texan Journalism Excellence Scholarship, which is open to students who plan to work for The Daily Texan on the permanent staff.
Erik Belanger Award for Cartoon Excellence
Named for a Texan cartoonist who died in a car accident during his time on the Texan staff. Awarded to a comic artist who has made outstanding contributions to the comics department and the organization as a whole.
Julia Jeffress Award
Awarded to a Texan staffer who has contributed the most to Texan readers.
Paul J. Thompson Award
Awarded to an outstanding Texan staffer who displays attributes possessed by Paul J. Thompson (UT Journalism School Director, 1928-1958), including devotion to duty and concern for high ethics.
Ron Gibson Award
Awarded to Texan staffers exhibiting “journalism excellence” as defined by the Print Adviser.
Martin L. “Red” Gibson Award
Awarded to an outstanding Texan staffer based on accumulated work and contributions above and beyond normal duties.
Friends of The Daily Texan Awards
The Texan’s alumni association, Friends of The Daily Texan, gives out numerous cash awards to current Texan staffers. In 2023, 11 recipients were awarded $15,000, and the numbers have grown every year.