This award is named after the longtime executive director of MIPA and Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame member Cheryl Pell, a J-School faculty member. It honors her selfless dedication to improving scholastic journalism and fighting for student press rights. This scholarship is available to middle, junior and high school journalism teachers with five or fewer years of journalism advising who wish to take journalism classes at the J-School toward certification or a degree in journalism. Preference will be given to teachers currently working or recently assigned as an adviser for the newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or video productions who wish to add journalism as an endorsement on their teaching certification.
This scholarship is awarded in late spring. Please contact Jeremy Steele.