Chamber members created the fund as a way to remember veteran Stars and Stripes reporter Jim Lea, who died Nov. 21, 2002, said Gilbert Hoffman, ACC board member.
"A number of us got to know Jim very well when he was Stripes' bureau chief here before and after the reversion of Okinawa to Japan in 1972," Hoffman
"We thought it appropriate to limit the scholarship to students who wanted to pursue careers in communications or journalism," Hoffman
said.Each recipient showed "excellent scholastic achievement" and was involved in her
high school's newspaper, he
said the scholarship is a one-time affair.