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The Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award will not be awarded this year, but will return in 2025. Learn more about this decision here.

Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

Application deadline: June 1

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 2025 convention registration
— $350 travel stipend

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 1.

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


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