The Nexstar Legacy Foundation awarded its first scholarships dedicated to improving professionalism in the plumbing trades by attracting high-caliber young talent.
Brad Messmer, Purdue University, received the foundation’s highest award, the Frank Blau Jr. Scholarship Award that includes a $6,000 grant to continue his studies. Messmer’s father, Ed, owns Messmer Mechanical, a plumbing and HVAC contractor in Jasper, Ind.
Three other students each received $3,000 scholarships to apply to continuing their studies:
- Krystin Burrows, University of Colorado, is employed by Applewood Plumbing & Heating Co., Denver.
- Justin Latta, Auburn University, is seasonally employed by Aux Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical, Bessemer, Ala.
- Joshua Roden, University of Minnesota, Duluth.