Each year, MIPA selects one graduating senior to represent Michigan in the Journalism Education Association‘s national Journalist of the Year competition. Selection is based on portfolios of students’ work.

Michigan’s representative is recognized at MIPA’s Spring Conference in April and will receive a $250 scholarship. The national competition comes with a scholarship of $3,0000 for the top winner and $1,000 each for runners-up (up to six runners-up awards are usually given). National portfolios are judged at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, and winners are announced at the convention’s concluding awards ceremony.

MIPA’s Michigan representative will receive a $250 scholarship. These funds will be paid directly to the honoree’s college scholarship/financial aid office. It is up to the honoree to contact the MIPA office after he or she has enrolled with information on where to send scholarships. The honoree must seek these funds within one year or the award money is null and void.

PLEASE NOTE: Entries should be submitted directly to MIPA, not to the JEA State Director, by the deadline indicated above.