Erin Robertson, a journalism and English literature major at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, is the winner of this year’s APW scholarship. She has a 3.82 GPA and writes for The Arkansas Traveler and two online journalism sites, Ozarks Unbound and The Food File.

“I have faith that the love of the printed page will continue to thrive in our society,” she wrote. “Even if it fades, I am confident that the roots of journalism will endure through the ages, regardless of what new i-This or i-That emerges on the scene.”

— Malea Hargett