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.
Marshall has been with Michigan Destination Imagination since its inception. He started volunteering when his daughter participated in the program and soon became an appraiser. Marshall has held almost every position available - timekeeper, announcer, head appraiser, score room liaison, and regional challenge master - and is always willing to help out wherever he is needed. Marshall has volunteered at the regional, state, and global level and helped work the first Xtreme DI event. You may know Marshall as "the hat guy" in the scientific challenge as his hats are a "must see" at every tournament. Marshall has been with Destination Imagination for so many years because he has a love for the program. In his own words, "The kids that participate in the DI program come out changed. They grow up to be leaders at their work places. They KNOW how to start a project, brainstorm about it, assign tasks, set a schedule, and come up with an amazing solution."
2018 Scholarship Application
All applicants of the Michigan Creativity Association scholarship must fulfill the following requirements:
Scholarship applications may be submitted either electronically via email or by mail.
Please email application materials to MichiganDestinationImagination@gmail.com by Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 11:59pm. Please include all materials in .pdf format only.>p
Please mail all application materials in a large envelope (8.5" x 11", 9" x 13", or larger), postmarked and mailed by March 25th, 2018 to the following address: