||One award of $250.
| Eligibility Criteria
||Awarded to a continuing Spectator staff member deserving of recognition for their excellent contribution to the paper, with at least one semester of experience. The recipient will be an up-and-coming student who shows great potential and a desire to work on The Spectator in the future. Special consideration will be given to a younger staff member showing promise and commitment to future work on the publication.
| Application Procedure
||Students do not apply for this award. A recipient is selected based on eligibility criteria. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, contact the editors-in-chief of The Spectator and/or the faculty adviser.
| Selection Procedure
||The editors-in-chief and The Spectator adviser will select a recipient. While not required as part of the selection process, opinions from the department of the communication and journalism Scholarship Committee will be considered.
| Selection Deadline
||Early to mid-April.
The chair of the department will send notification to the recipient.
The winner is expected to attend the Communication and Journalism Student Excellence Recognition Reception held the last day of spring classes.
| Special Notes
||Spectator alumni established this award in January 2001. Gerald Conner was an assistant professor of journalism and adviser and consultant to The Spectator from 1981 to 2000. This scholarship recognizes Conner's dedication to the school newspaper and its staff. Like Conner, this scholarship offers a helping hand to young journalism students.
| Thank You
||A letter of gratitude addressed to the Conner Award for Spectator Excellence Scholarship Committee should be submitted directly to the department of communication and journalism program assistant.