LITTLE CANADA, MINN. — The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has announced their 2011-2012 scholarship award winners. Nine students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000-$6,000 to pursue education in preparation for careers within the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industry.
“The mission of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation is to give back to an industry that has been so good to us,” said Foundation President Bill Raymond of Frank & Lindy Plumbing & Heating Service Company, Peekskill, N.Y.
Each year, $20,000 in scholarships is awarded to students based upon merit, chosen by a scholarship selection committee comprised of industry leaders both inside and outside of the Nexstar Network. Since its inception, the Nexstar Legacy Foundation has awarded $105,000 in scholarship grants.
The scholarship program is the major gifting program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation, which annually gifts double the federal requirement. The largest annual award is the Frank Blau Jr. Award of $6,000, awarded to a student who is enrolled in a four-year program with the intent of working in the industry.
Foundation VP and Scholarship Chair Julie Wieman said, “This year, the Foundation initiated a commitment to awarding scholarships to students attending technical schools in addition to seeking donor-named scholarships.”
Wieman is president of MacGregor Plumbing & Heating in Harbor Springs, MI.
109 high school, college students and industry professionals applied for this year’s scholarships that were funded through the Legacy Foundation by individual and company donations.
Scholarship award winners are:
Sarah Masters (Allendale, N.J.)
University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering
Graham Thurber (Topeka, Kan.)
Washburn University, Business Administration
Derek Ascherin (Mitchell, S.D.)
Western Dakota Tech, Electrical Technician
George Pankowicz (Oxford, Pa.)
Thaddeus Stevens College of Tech, Plumbing Technician
Evan Dukart(Wibaux, N.D.)
North Dakota State College of Science
Cody Cannon (Morris, Minn.)
Minnesota West Technical College, Electrical Technician
Vincent Romano (South Amboy, N.J.)
Lincoln Technical Institute, HVAC Technician
Nicholas Krenz (St. Croix Falls, Wis.)
Dunwoody College of Technology, Electrical Technician
Toby Keller (Veedersburg, Ind.)
University of Northwestern Ohio, HVAC Technician
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