Inaugural Mark Colvin Scholarship winner to be announced on Monday

On Monday ABC legend  and journalist Mark Colvin will be remembered with a scholarship in his name to be announced at a function hosted by the governor general Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney.

One of Colvin’s two sons, Nic McKenzie, will talk about his dad and why he loved journalism and ABC chief, Michelle Guthrie, will announce the recipient of the scholarship who will receive a 12-month cadetship at the ABC, including a chance to be mentored by leading journalists.

The ABC is offering the scholarship in partnership with Kidney Health Australia, an organisation for which Colvin, who died last May, was a great advocate after his kidney failed.

He then spent years on dialysis before finally receiving a kidney in 2012 from a living donor, Mary-Ellen Field, a former business adviser to the model Elle Macpherson, whom he had interviewed about the British phone-hacking scandal.

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