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NMG Scholarship Winners Announced

Each year, the News Media Guild awards three college scholarships by lottery to members in good standing. The participation rate is always high, and this year was no exception. Here’s a look at this year’s winners:

The $2,000 award winners were nominated by newsperson Scott Bauer of Madison, Wisconsin, and technician Rich O’Neill of New Hampshire.

Bauer nominated his daughter, Anna Bauer, who is studying political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. O’Neill nominated his daughter, Julianna O’Neill, who is studying environmental social science at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.

The $1,000 wild card scholarship winner is Julia Bailey. She’s the niece of newsperson Tom Davies of Indianapolis, and is studying musical theater at Stephens College.

The two $2,000 awards are available for Guild members and their spouses, children, grandchildren, parents or other members of their immediate households. The wild card scholarship is available to Guild members’ relatives, friends or co-workers who aren’t members of their immediate household.

The awards are made each year in memory of Patrick J. Sherlock, a late president of the Wire Service Guild, the forerunner of the News Media Guild. Sherlock had been an Associated Press writer and editor in Concord, N.H.; Portland and Augusta, Maine; and the General Desk in New York.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

News Media Guild Scholarship Winners Announced

By Michele Salcedo

One is finishing a master’s degree in business administration to continue working in youth development. Another has a passion for plant biology as a means to unlock the healing properties of herbs. A third sees a future in engineering, as her father did before her.

All three will have financial help to pursue their educational interests from family members who are members of the News Media Guild through the Guild’s scholarship lottery.

Meet this year’s winners:

Jonathan Cooper, a California statehouse reporter, will receive $2,000 on behalf of his wife, Jenna Cooper. She is pursuing a masters of business administration at North Park University with a goal of leading a nonprofit group that offers youth development programs. Jenna Cooper currently oversees camping and adventuring program for the Girl Scouts in the Sacramento and Central Valley area. She expects to receive her MBA from North Park University in Chicago in December 2019.

“We’re super excited to get the scholarship,” Jonathan Cooper said in a phone interview. “We’ve been paying out of pocket for her master’s degree, and for the Guild to come thru and help us out with that is a huge help to our family.”

Cleveland-based photographer Anthony Dejak says he’s applied at least 10 times for a Guild scholarship over the years, as each of his three children went through college. He won $2,000 this year for his youngest child, Danielle, who has one semester left in the plant biology program at Ohio University. Dejak says Danielle is interested in using herbs to create therapeutic treatments.

Pennsylvania statehouse reporter Mark Scolforo didn’t tell his niece Shannon that he was applying on her behalf for the $1,000 wild-card scholarship. She’s in her last year of the University of Florida’s engineering program, a career her father pursued before her. “She’s pretty tickled about the whole thing.” Scolforo said. “She had no idea I put her in, so it was out of the blue.”

The News Media Guild awards the three scholarships every year by lottery to members in good standing. The two $2,000 awards are available for Guild members and their spouses, children, grandchildren, parents or other members of their immediate households. The wild card scholarship is available to Guild members’ relatives, friends or co-workers who are not members of their household.

The awards are made each year in memory of Patrick J. Sherlock, a late president of the Wire Service Guild, the forerunner of the News Media Guild. Sherlock had been an Associated Press writer and editor in Concord, N.H.; Portland and Augusta, Maine; and the General Desk in New York.

Deadline is June 1 for 3 scholarships offered by News Media Guild

The News Media Guild will award two $2,000 scholarships and one $1,000 wild card scholarship. Application forms have been mailed to all Guild members with return-address postage-paid envelopes enclosed. Responses must be RECEIVED no later than 2 p.m. June 1, 2014, to qualify. The drawings will be made the following day.

The scholarships will be awarded by lottery to the following: 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 will prevail.

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

Scholarships for union members will mark historic DC march

 

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To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the AFL-CIO and the Union Privilege program have announced new scholarships being offered to union members.

The one-time, $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year from fall 2013 through summer 2014. They will be awarded to at least 50 talented high school seniors to help pay for their higher education.

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. The full name of the march, which marked the high point of the modern civil rights movement, was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Continue reading

NMG offers scholarships

The News Media Guild will award two $2,000 scholarships and one $1,000 wild card scholarship. Your application form is below and a return-address postage-paid envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Responses must be RECEIVED no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, to qualify. The drawings will be made the following day.

 The scholarships will be awarded by lottery to the following: 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 will prevail.

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

Scholarship candidates must be Guild members in good standing, or sponsored by a member in good standing. Members may sponsor only one candidate. Prior winners cannot reapply.

If an individual is sponsored more than once, his/her name will be placed in the lottery only once. The name of each candidate’s sponsors will be listed on the lottery ticket.

Scholarship candidates must be enrolled full time or part-time in an accredited degree or certification program in an accredited, post secondary educational institution for the 2012-2013 academic year.

All winning candidates must provide proof of enrollment, such as a copy of a paid receipt for a current tuition bill before scholarship monies will be remitted. (For students on a multiple payment plan, proof of the initial payment is sufficient).

In the event a non-qualifying candidate is selected, the Guild member making the nomination will be given the opportunity to substitute the name of an individual who does qualify. If a qualified candidate cannot be substituted there will be a new drawing from the remaining nominations.