The Nexstar Legacy Foundation announced the winners of its 2014 scholarships for management and technicians in the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical (PHCE) service industry. A total of $48,000 in scholarships was awarded to 30 students for the 2014/2015 academic school year. 

Nexstar Legacy Foundation announced the winners of its 2014 scholarships.

The foundation awards scholarships based on its mission to recruit the next generation of talented individuals into the PHCE service industry. This year’s scholarships include Management Scholarships, totaling $15,000, which support students seeking management level careers in the industry; and Technician Scholarships, totaling $33,000, which support students seeking a career as a technician.  


Management Scholarships

Frank Blau, Jr. Honorary scholarship, $6,000

Lance Evans, Brewster, WA


Jill Pomroy Reed Women in Business Scholarship, $2,000

Anna Raymond, Mahopac, NY


Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management Scholarship, $1,000 each

Logan Messmer, Jasper, IN

Than Jacobsen, Winston Salem, NC

Andrew Nelson, Iron River, WI

Nicholas Wonder, Omaha, NE

Adam Pineau, Wichita, KS

Taylor Graham, Centennial, CO

Francisco Iniguez, Big Rapids, MI


Technician Scholarships

George BrazilHonorary Scholarship, $5,000

Jeremy Dunn, Dunn, NC


AO Smith Scholarship, $5,000

Nathan Hilbrecht, Lansing, MI


Barnett Scholarship, $5,000

Cesar Iniguez, Big Rapids, MI


John MacGregor Honorary Scholarship - $1,000 each

Brandon Heruth, Oakdale, MN

Caleb Sims, Savannah, GA

Max Turner, Annandale, VA

Robert Kilgore, Coeur D’Alane, ID

Michael Hall, Pensacola, FL

Kyle Fulkerson, Nashua, NH

Chris Ellis, Winchester VA

Anthony Bui, Falls Church, VA

Timothy Clerkin, Philadelphia, PA

Jared Eldred, Big Rapids, MI


Nexstar Legacy Foundation Technician Scholarship -$1,000 each

Nicholas Otto, Mahnomen, MN

Andrew Graeff, Toledo, OH

Dejaun Pickens Hayes, Houston, TX

Anthony Rodriguez, Hope Mills, NC

Jon Rios, Hinesville, GA

Aaron Hall, Science Hill, KY

Melvin Reddick, Zebulon, NC

Dana Servis, Harrisburg, PA


Since 2006, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships in order to strengthen the PHCE service industry. The importance of supporting those interested in becoming trained technicians is underlined by the expected loss of 60% of the current workforce in the next ten to fifteen years and only a 6% rate of interest in entering the trades for high school students. The PHCE industry and skilled technicians are vital to the health and well-being of families across the country providing quality air, clean water and safe homes. 

See here for a list with photos of award winners. The foundation will open its 2015 scholarship application in December of 2014.