Nexstar Legacy Foundation Announces 2012-2013 Scholarships

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation has announced their first round of 2012-2013 scholarship award winners. $34,500 was recently awarded to sixteen students, with scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $6,000. The award winners are pursuing education in preparation for careers within the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industry.

“The mission of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation is to give back through an industry that has been so good to us,” said Foundation President Bill Raymond of Frank & Lindy Plumbing & Heating Service Company of Peekskill, New York.

Each year, scholarships are awarded to students based upon merit, chosen by a scholarship selection committee comprised of industry leaders both inside, and outside of Nexstar® Network.

The scholarship program is the major gifting program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation. 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, “We want to inspire people to discover the prestige, earning power and stability of careers in the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industries by being the leading resource for career information, training, and financial aid,” Wieman is President of MacGregor Plumbing & Heating in Harbor Springs, MI.

86 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.  This fall, an additional $7,500 will be awarded to students enrolled in technical school/apprentice programs, bringing this year’s total to $42,000, more than double than last year.

For more information on the Nexstar Legacy Foundation or to apply for a scholarship (open through August 31, 2012), go to www.nexstarfoundation.org or contact Renee Cardarelle at (651) 789-8518 or info@nexstarfoundation.org.

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Scholarship Award Winners

Frank J. Blau Jr. Honorary Scholarship $6000
Sarah Masters
(Allendale, NJ)
University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering

George Brazil Honorary Scholarship $5000
Cody Cannon
(Morris, MN)
Minnesota West Technical College, Electrical

Barnett Honorary Scholarship $5000
Benjamin Wineinger
(Reading, MI)
Jackson Community College, Electrical

Jill Pomroy Reed Women in Business Honorary Scholarship $2000
Colleen Koenig
(Centennial, CO)
University of Portland, Marketing

John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship $2000
Devon Castro
(Albuquerque, NM)
New Mexico Tech, Electrical

John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship $1500
Andrew Ballantyne
(South China, ME)
Southern Maine Community College, Electrical

John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship $1000
Travis Callahan
(Manassas, VA)
Fairfax County Adult Education Apprentice Program, Plumbing

John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship $1000
Andrew Genevro
(Brockport, PA)
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electrical

John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship $1000
Victoria Weems
(Atlanta, GA)
Interactive College of Technology, HVAC

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management Scholarship $2000
Logan Messmer (
Jasper, IN)
Purdue University, Construction Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management Scholarship $1000
Graham Thurber
(Topeka, KS)
Washburn University, Business Administration

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management Scholarship $1000
Tim McGuire
(Long Lake, MN)
University of Minnesota Duluth, Accounting

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management Scholarship $1000
Stephanie Stevens
(Wylie, TX)
University of Texas at Austin, Accounting

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Technician Scholarship $3000
Scott Steier
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, HVAC

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Technician Scholarship $1000
Rylan Easter
(Pateros, WA)
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, HVAC

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Technician Scholarship $1000
Evan Dukart
(Wibaux, MT)
North Dakota State College of Science, Electrical

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