News Media Guild announces scholarship winners

The News Media Guild is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Patrick Sherlock Scholarship awards.

The winners of the two $2,000 scholarships are Benjamin Jennings, son of Albany newswoman Mary Esch, and Lilly Wellenbach, daughter of photographer Patricia Wellenbach of Portland, Maine.

Elizabeth Josie, niece of Washington Broadcast newswoman Jennifer Garske King, won the wild card scholarship of $1,000.

The News Media Guild awards two $2,000 scholarships and one $1,000 wild card scholarship annually. Guild members may nominate any Guild member or his/her spouse or partner, children, parents, grandparent or grandchild, or other member of the nominating Guild member’s immediate household. In the event of a change in status, the relationship at the time of the drawing prevails.

The wild card scholarship allows a member to apply for a relative, a friend or a co-worker.

Benjamin is studying computer science at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, and Lilly is attending Williams College for a liberal arts degree.

Elizabeth is attending the University of Idaho, where she’s seeking a bachelor-of-science wildlife biology degree.

Congratulation to the winners!