The Nexstar Legacy Foundation announced its 2010-2011 scholarship award winners March 20 during its Owners’ Spotlight Series held in Clearwater, Fla. Out of 150 applications, seven students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 to pursue education in preparation for careers within the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industries.
Scholarships are awarded based upon merit, chosen by a scholarship selection committee comprised of industry leaders from inside and outside the organization. The largest annual award is the $6,000 Frank Blau Jr. Award, named after Nexstar co-founder and PM columnist Frank Blau Jr. This year’s recipient is Andrew Deckert (Green Bay, Wis.), pictured, attending Michigan Technological University.
Other scholarship winners are:
- Kal Gossett (Corning, N.Y.), attending Lincoln Technical Institute.
- Lincoln Deitrick (Zanesville, Ohio), attending the University of Northwestern Ohio.
- Sarah Masters (Allendale, N.J.); school unconfirmed.
- Graham Thurber (Topeka, Kan.), attending Washburn University.
- Jesse Thornburg (Cambridge, Mass.), attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For more information on the Nexstar Legacy Foundation or to make a donation, go to www.nexstarfoundation.org or contact Renee Cardarelle at 651/789-8518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.