The scholarship honoree is an individual who has made significant contributions to the creative problem-solving community in the State of Michigan, and has advanced the Destination Imagination program in some way. The honoree status is the top award that the Michigan Creativity Association can award to a volunteer of the program, and is voted on by the current MICA Board of Directors. Often, the distinguished honor of MICA Scholarship Honoree is awarded to a long-time volunteer or appraiser, previous coordinator or team manager who has continued their involvement, or community/business leader who has significantly impacted the Destination Imagination program.
John has been a key volunteer to MICA and Destination Imagination in Michigan, through both his leadership in the Improv Challenge and his ongoing contributions to the MICA registration program. John was a Regional Challenge Master for the Improv Challenge and later moved into the role of Affiliate Challenge Master, serving on the MICA Board of Directors for over four years. During his tenure with the MICA Board, John volunteered to help create the registration system database that has been in use ever since, including arranging the donation of a "retired" server to run the database. During this period John served as the de-facto Registration Director before that title existed. John continues to train board members and aid with registration issues, and this year he set up a new donated "retired" server for registration with upgraded software.
All applicants of the Michigan Creativity Association scholarship must fulfill the following requirements: