This award was created to honor W. Cameron Meyers, a longtime newspaper reporter and editor who taught at the J-School from 1952-1974. Those who had Professor Meyers were profoundly impacted by his demands for excellence, his memorable anecdotes and his view of the world and his profession that of a journalist. He is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
- The award is given to a student based on financial need
- Given to a student with potential talent and aptitude to succeed in a career in journalism