Emily Doran of Brighton was one of 12 Michigan college students to earn a $1,000 scholarship, awarded this month by the Michigan Press Association Foundation.
Doran is a senior at Grand Valley State University, where she is studying Spanish and is the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Grand Valley Lanthorn.
“Emily has demonstrated a high aptitude for reporting, writing, editing and ethics, and she is very eager to gain further experience,” said Larry Berry, faculty advisor for the Lanthorn. “She will become a productive member of any newsroom or media organization.”
Doran and the other 11 scholarship winners will be recognized in May at the annual convention of the Michigan Press Association at the Kellogg Center on the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University.
The Michigan Press Association Foundation was created in 1980 to advance community journalism by fostering learning, sponsoring research and promoting public awareness of the importance of a free press. Since 1990 it has awarded more than 220 scholarships to Michigan college juniors and seniors.
The Foundation, which operates under the umbrella of the Michigan Press Association, also annually awards the Richard Milliman Journalist of the Year and the Wade H. McCree Awards for the Advancement of Justice.