Louis F. Prato has dedicated more than 30 years to RTDNA and RTDNF. Lou served as secretary of the RTDNF Board of Trustees and for more than 20 years he was treasurer of the RTDNA Board of Directors. Lou has worked as a sports broadcaster news director a journalism professor. He is also the author of several books on Penn State football including The Penn State Football Encyclopedia and was Director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. The scholarship was established in 2001 in recognition of Lou's service to RTDNA and RTDNF and his commitment to excellence in journalism. It is awarded to a journalism student who brings Lou's journalism values to covering sports.