Our Scholarships

Student Publications awards several named awards and scholarships to recognize and encourage outstanding student work by current staff.

Roger C. Dycus Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in the fall semester for overall outstanding contributions by a Shorthorn newsroom staff member.

Dorothy Estes Scholarship

Awarded in the spring semester for overall outstanding contributions by a Shorthorn newsroom staff member.

Arnie Phillips and Calvin Pyle Awards

For outstanding achievement by a member of the advertising staff.

Shorthorn Pulitzer Club Award

For outstanding achievement by a Shorthorn staff photographer.

Sallie Waldron Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement in Shorthorn publications design.

Charles LeMaistre Award

For outstanding achievement in reporting.

Brian Shults Award

For academic achievement while holding a Shorthorn staff position.

Greg Teer Award

For outstanding achievement by a Shorthorn section editor.

Paul Swensson Award

For outstanding achievement by a Shorthorn copy editor.

Newsroom Rookie Award

For outstanding work by a Newsroom rookie.

Director’s Awards

For outstanding work by staff members in any Student Publications area for accomplishments not recognized in other awards.

Editor Scholarships

Students selected to be Shorthorn editors are eligible to apply for Editor Scholarships. That application is an addendum to the student’s editor application.

Laurie Fox speaking behind a UTA podium.


Student Publications and former Shorthorn staff members have established several scholarships to be awarded to current Shorthorn staff members at the end of each fall or spring semester. The application process for these scholarships and awards is electronic. That is, no paper applications will be accepted. Instead, you'll visit UT Arlington's MavScholarShop once you are ready to apply, search for the scholarship/award by name, then upload your materials there. Please allow yourself enough time to do so and to meet the published deadline. Please read the instructions and criteria carefully.

Support our Scholarships

Student Publications scholarships and awards are supported by donations. Contribute today using the UTA contribution form below, designating Student Publications as the recipient.


When are recipients announced?

Scholarship recipients are recognized during the Student Publications Award Banquet. Their names are added to plaques that hang in the Student Publications office.

How much can I earn?

The dollar amount of each scholarship varies based on availability of funds. We awarded $17,000 in 2019-20.

Need more info?

For information about Student Publications scholarships or to establish a new award or scholarship, contact Shorthorn Adviser Laurie Fox.

Contact Laurie