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Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

Application deadline: June 28

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 June 28.

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


Sorry, the deadline to apply has passed. Applicants will be notified of their status shortly.

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