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Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

Application deadline: May 8

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
— $350.00 for travel expenses

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 8.

If you have any questions, please contact awards@spj.org.


Application Form

Name
SPJ Membership Number
School
Current year in school
Expected graduation date
SPJ member since
Chapter name (if applicable)
Mobile phone
E-mail


Statement

In addition to filling out this form, please use the upload tool to the right to submit a 1-2 page statement that answers the following questions:

— How have you demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment? (Please describe in detail.)
— What do you expect to gain from your experience at the conference?
— What contributions have you made to SPJ?



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Once you've uploaded your statement, press the "Submit Application" button below to complete your application.


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