Congratulations to our 2022 Robert James Lawton Scholarship Award Winners!
Our Scholarship Award Winner is Oviedo High School Senior Sunjay Hopkins.
Oviedo High School Senior Sunjay Hopkins pictured with our Scholarship Chair Mindy Starling in front of the Lawton House Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Our Hagerty High School Robert James Lawton Scholarship Award Winner Ariah Todriff and her submission presentation at the Lawton House.
About the Scholarship
Robert James Lawton was born in 1929, one of the sons of Oviedo’s original Lawton Family—prominent in our city’s history. Dr. Lawton attended Oviedo High School, graduating in 1946 as Valedictorian. He went on to graduate from Florida Southern College in 1950, received his masters from University of Delaware in 1956, and receive his Ph.D. from University of Virginia in 1968. His career was dedicated to education, holding various positions in academia. Dr. Lawton, who resided in Waynesboro, VA, made a bequest to the Oviedo Historical Society for the establishment of a permanent endowment fund upon on death. The Oviedo Historical Society began a scholarship in Dr. Lawton’s name to promote interest in local and state history.