This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.
From the generosity of the Lewis family, the award is given each year to a student SPJ member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The award assists a student with his/her attendance to SPJ's annual convention.
Specifically, the scholarships will provide the following:
A convention registration
$350 travel stipend (if attending in person) or $200 stipend (if attending virtually)
To be eligible for the scholarship:
Be an active member of SPJ
Be a student member of SPJ
Demonstrate outstanding service to the First Amendment
Applications are due May 27.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.