MILWAUKEE — To promote journalism excellence among high school students, the MPC Endowment has approved $2,500 in grants to the Wisconsin Journalism Education Association.

The WisJEA represents high school journalism programs across the state, connecting advisors, supporting student journalists and advocating for First Amendment rights. The MPC Endowment grant includes $1,500 for a student intern to provide administrative assistance and social media postings for the WisJEA.

The grant also funds a $1,000 college scholarship for the 2024 Journalist of the Year, an annual contest run by the association for high school seniors with student media experience.

“Without these funds, Wisconsin JEA, a non-profit organization supporting scholastic journalism, free press rights, and the Journalist of the Year Award, could not provide scholarship or internship opportunities that benefit young journalists in Wisconsin,” the Association said in a statement. “MPC Endowment and WisJEA have partnered to promote scholastic journalism since 2021, and we look forward to continuing this rewarding partnership.”

The MPC Endowment is the independent philanthropic affiliate of the Milwaukee Press Club. It is a 501(c)(3) organization celebrating its 50th year of supporting journalism excellence through scholarships, internships, awards and training grants. To donate, please go to