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Diversity in the Trades
Amount: $5,000

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual demonstrating financial need from a traditionally underrepresented community in the plumbing, heating and cooling and electrical industries: females, multi-racial/ethnic individuals and individuals from the African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, indigenous/Native American communities.

Applicants must be enrolled – or registered to enroll – in a plumbing, HVAC or electrical training program or apprenticeship for residential service.

Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.

Veterans in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical
Amount: $5,000

This scholarship is for veterans, of the United States or Canadian military, who are pursuing a career in the residential skilled trades of HVAC, electrical and plumbing.

The recipient must be currently enrolled, or registered to enroll, in a plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical trade program or apprenticeship.

Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.

Diversity in Plumbing and HVAC | Sponsored by Ferguson
Amount: $2,500

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual demonstrating financial need from a traditionally underrepresented community in the plumbing, heating and cooling industries: females, multi-racial/ethnic individuals and individuals from the African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, indigenous/Native American communities.

Applicants must be enrolled, or registered to enroll, in a plumbing or HVAC training or apprenticeship program for residential service. Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.

Ferguson is a top-rated wholesale supplier plumbing and HVAC equipment. Over the past 65 years, Ferguson serves communities and industries by connecting people with expertise and products to power success. To learn more, visit www.ferguson.com.

Technician Scholarship | Sponsored by Barnett - a Home Depot Company
Amount: $3,000

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing a career in the residential service trades of plumbing, HVAC or electrical. The recipient will be currently enrolled in, or registered to enroll in, a trade school program or apprenticeship.

The scholarship is sponsored by Barnett, a Home Depot Company. For over 50 years, Barnett has provided exceptional electrical, plumbing and HVAC product selections to professional contractors. For more information about Barnett, visit www.ebarnett.com.

* Previous recipients of funding from the Nexstar Legacy Foundation are not eligible.

Jill Reed Women in the Trades
Amount: $2,000 – two available

These scholarships are intended for women pursuing a career in the residential service industries of plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling. Applicants may be currently enrolled, or registered to enroll, in a trade school or apprenticeship program.

Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible

Pat Langlin Brazil Women in the Trades
Amount: $5,000 – two available

These scholarships will be awarded to females who are currently enrolled, or registered to enroll in, a plumbing, HVAC or electrical trade school program or apprenticeship.

The scholarship is named in honor of Pat Langlin Brazil, the widow of George Brazil who was one of the founders of Nexstar Network. Pat continues to play an integral role in her family’s residential service business in Arizona.

Previous scholarship recipients of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation are not eligible.

Women in the Trades | Sponsored by Ferguson
Amount: $2,500

This scholarship is intended for women pursuing a career in the residential service industries of plumbing, heating and cooling. Applicants may be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a trade school or apprenticeship program.

Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.

Ferguson is a top-rated wholesale supplier plumbing and HVAC equipment. Over the past 65 years, Ferguson serves communities and industries by connecting people with expertise and products to power success. To learn more, visit www.ferguson.com.

2018 Scholarship Awards

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation is proud to announce the following recipients of the 2018 scholarships.

Recipients of the A/C Pro Veterans in HVAC Scholarship

Nicholas Freeburg, an Army veteran from Yakima, Wash. was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from A/C Pro and is studying at Perry Technical Institute for his HVAC-R certification.

Howard Raleigh, a Marine veteran from Orange, Calif. was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from A/C Pro and is pursuing his training in HVAC-R from Brownson Technical School.

The following scholarships were privately funded through the Nexstar Legacy Foundation.

Pat Langlin Brazil Women in the Trades Scholarship

Ryli Jetton from Ashland, Mo. was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and is studying in the HVAC program at State Technical College of Missouri.

George Brazil Technician Scholarship

Isaac Klahn from New Berlin, Wis. was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and is studying plumbing at Waukesha County Technical College.

Veterans in PHCE Scholarship

Jared Blewett, a Navy veteran from Yakima, Wash., was awarded the $3,500 scholarship. Blewett is attending Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, Wash. for his HVAC certification.

Frank Blau, Jr. Management Scholarship

Emily Hildebrandt from Waseca, Minn. has been awarded the $6,000 Frank Blau, Jr. Management Scholarship. She is studying at the College of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

Diversity in PHCE Scholarship

Ronny Rodriguez from Freeport, N.Y. was awarded the $3,500 scholarship and is pursuing his HVAC-R certification at the Electrical Training Center in Copiague, N.Y.

The following individuals received Troops to Trades scholarships from the Nexstar Legacy Foundation. The scholarships are dedicated for veterans receiving their education and/or training in the residential service industries of plumbing, HVAC and electrical.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

Matthew Stout, a Navy veteran from Winton, Cali., received a $2,000 scholarship to attend the Lennox Virtual Build-A-Tech program. Stout is employed with All American Plumbing, Heating and Air, a Nexstar Network member in Los Banos, CA.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

Hunter Thiel, an Air Force veteran from Minnesota, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his training in HVAC at Ultimate Tech Academy. Thiel works for DeZiel Heating & Air Conditioning, a Nexstar Network member company in Buffalo, Minn.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

James Craig, an Army veteran from Queen Creek, Ariz., was awarded $2,000 for his HVAC certification at East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, AZ.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

David Han, a Navy veteran from Plainview, N.Y., was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his electrical certificate at Electrical Training Center in Copiague, N.Y.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

Antoine Skrine, an Air Force veteran, was awarded $2,000 to complete his HVAC certification at DMAC Tech in Orlando, FL.

Troops to Trades Scholarship

Brian Spencer, an Army veteran, received a $5,000 scholarship for training in HVAC at Ultimate Tech Academy. Spencer works for Service Professor, a Nexstar Network member company located in Grand Rapids, Mich.

With special thanks to Lennox, the following individuals received training through the Build-A-Tech program. The recipients are all military veterans who were awarded training through Troops to Trades, a program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation.

Lennox Build-A-Tech Program

Joe Copeland, Army, New York

Lennox Build-A-Tech Program

Geordan Ganka, Army, Georgia

Lennox Build-A-Tech Program

Cory Ley, Air Force. Ley is working as an HVAC technician at Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, a Nexstar Network company.