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Nancy and Bob Maynard Diversity in Journalism Scholarship

How can we increase diversity in media and bolster the careers of more journalists of color? One way is education. We want to raise $25,000 for an endowed scholarship for students interested in examining issues related to African Americans and/or supporting the success of the school's African American students. The scholarship honors the late pioneering journalists Robert C. Maynard and his wife, Nancy, who had close ties to the school through the Editing Program for Minority Journalists.

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University of Arizona School of Journalism
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0158

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