Victor G. Spaniolo was a graduate of Michigan State University and a well-established newspaper publisher in Michigan. Spaniolo and his four children, also graduates of MSU, all worked at the State News, the campus newspaper. Spaniolo later was a founding member and chair of the board of directors when the State News became an independent, nonprofit corporation. His family established the Victor G. Spaniolo Scholarship in memory of their father.
- State News experience
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Achieved at least junior standing in award year
- Possess exceptional character
- Demonstrate financial need